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

Film ProgramTimetable | Directors


Wednesday, 06.04.
18:00, Annenhof Kino 6
Saturday, 09.04.
23:00, Annenhof Kino 5

Fireworks

Short Film, AT 2022, digital, 37 min, dOF
Program: Kurzspielfilm Programm 3

After a violent experience, two sisters decide to take revenge on the perpetrator. But their desire for justice backfires and causes a downward psychological spiral. A superbly staged modern version of the classic 1970s rape-and-revenge film, which refuses the exploitation—and protects its characters. 

Director: Sebastian Schmidl
Script: Sebastian Schmidl
Cast: Anna Suk, Anaelle Dézsy, Phillipp Laabmayr, Patrick Schmidl, Felix Kreutzer
Camera: Victoria Herbig
Editor: Julia Drack
Location Sound: Markus Ortner
Music: Drahthaus
Sounddesign: Laurenz Öllinger
Production Design: Emeli Steinbacher
Costumes: Marlene Pleyl
Additional Credits: Story (nach einer Idee von): Sebastian Schmidl, Aram Baroian VFX: Jürgen Hackl, Bernd Schmid
Producers: Victoria Herbig, Clara König, Sebastian Schmidl
Production: Herbig-König-Schmidl
Co-production: Filmakademie Wien