Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

Film ProgramTimetable | Directors


Wednesday, 06.04.
20:30, Schubertkino 1
Friday, 08.04.
11:00, Schubertkino 1

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Innovative Cinema Short, AT 2021, digital, 6 min, OmeU
Program: Innovatives Kino Programm 2

Gabriel Tempea discovers a travel report on Bucharest from 1966 that is critical of the government, which inspires him to comb through old holiday films shot by anonymous foreign tourists in Romania: sights, landscapes, villages, people. Everyday life during the Ceaușescu dictatorship sneaks in only at the “edges” of the images. Holiday moments with a foul aftertaste—as refreshing as a stale beer on the beach. 

Director: Gabriel Tempea
Script: Gabriel Tempea
Camera: Found Footage
Editor: Gabriel Tempea
Producers: Gabriel Tempea