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

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KIZ Royal 1 KIZ Royal 2 Schubertkino 1 Schubertkino 2 Annenhof Kino 6 Annenhof Kino 5 Rechbauer
Kurzspielfilm 2
15:00  Kurzspielfilm Programm 2
87 min

Absprung
Alles ist hin
Zwölferleitn

87 min
GROSSE FREIHEIT
18:00  GROSSE FREIHEIT
Sebastian Meise
AT/DE 2021, 117 min., OmeU

Hans Hoffmann (Franz Rogowski) spends nearly his entire life from the 1940s until the 1970s in prison. His crime is that he’s homosexual. He and the inmate Viktor (Georg Friedrich)…
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117 min
Sebastian Meise
LUZIFER
21:00  LUZIFER
Peter Brunner
AT 2021, 103 min.

In LUZIFER, Peter Brunner uses powerful visual language to show the ancient battle between tradition and modernity’s most extreme ramifications. A devout mother lives in a remote mountain hut with…
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103 min
Peter Brunner
Uncomfortably Comfortable
10:30  Uncomfortably Comfortable
Maria Petschnig
AT/US 2021, 72 min., eOmdU

Ever since he made a car his home, Marc, an African American, has lived on the border between private and public space in New York. Maria Petschnig’s Uncomfortably Comfortable takes…
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72 min
Maria Petschnig
Mister Universo
14:30  Mister Universo
Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
AT/IT 2016, 90 min., OmdU

In their third feature film, Mister Universo, Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel accompany the superstitious, supposedly ill-fated lion trainer Tairo, whom we have already met as a fourteen-year-old in La…
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90 min
Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
Room Without a View
17:30  Room Without a View
Roser Corella
AT/DE 2021, 73 min., OmeU

Calculated into the layout are tiny, low-ceilinged rooms intended for the so-called “maids.” A quarter-million of these maids hire themselves out to private households in Lebanon. The women are from…
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73 min
Roser Corella
MAU
20:30  MAU
Jono Bergmann, Benji Bergmann
AT/US 2021, 76 min., eOF

Bruce Mau is a star in the international design scene. His motto: everyone is a designer the moment they decide not to leave their life to chance. The directors Benji…
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76 min
Jono Bergmann, Benji Bergmann
PARA:DIES
23:00  PARA:DIES
Elena Wolff
AT 2022, 76 min., OmeU

Jasmin and Lee move back to Anif in the countryside of Salzburg. Documentary filmmaker Amira accompanies them and films their relationship, gradually becoming part of a complicated three-way constellation. Elena…
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76 min
Elena Wolff
Für die Vielen – Die Arbeiterkammer Wien
18:00  Für die Vielen – Die Arbeiterkammer Wien
Constantin Wulff
AT 2022, 120 min., dOF

Saleswomen, bicycle mechanics, and well-off gentlemen with highly paid job contracts come to the Chamber of Labor in Vienna. Here they are counseled, represented, and made aware of their rights.…
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120 min
Constantin Wulff
ALPENLAND
21:00  ALPENLAND
Robert Schabus
AT 2022, 88 min., OmdU

The territory of the Alps, unique and meanwhile also endangered, stretches across eight countries. Robert Schabus spoke with people in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy, and visited small farms…
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88 min
Robert Schabus
Toilette
10:30  Toilette
Friederike Pezold
AT/DE 1979, 82 min., kein Dialog

The discovery of slowness. A woman—Friederike Pezold herself—in front of the camera and monitor. Always a body part—naked or decently covered—shifts into extreme close-up in the video image. Details first…
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82 min
Friederike Pezold
Canale Grande
14:30  Canale Grande
Friederike Pezold
AT/DE 1983, 88 min., OmeU

Canale Grande by artist Friederike Pezold is one of the secret masterpieces of Austrian cinema and a prime example of film as subversive art. In this constantly surprising low-budget film,…
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88 min
Friederike Pezold
Revolution der Augen
17:30  Revolution der Augen
Friederike Pezold
AT 2022, 75 min., stumm

Images; too many, too fast, and too loud that scatter our gaze, torpedo perception, and set the brain aflame. Revolution der Augen prescribes so-called “LOOK-PAUSES” to counteract the “overdosis of…
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75 min
Friederike Pezold
Marko Feingold – Ein jüdisches Leben
15:00  Marko Feingold – Ein jüdisches Leben
C. Krönes, F. Weigensamer, C. Kermer, R. Schrotthofer
AT 2021, 114 min., dOF

At the age of 106, Marko Feingold, who died in 2019, was the oldest Jewish man in Austria. He survived four concentration camps and for his entire life, considered it…
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114 min
C. Krönes, F. Weigensamer, C. Kermer, R. Schrotthofer
Signs of War
18:00  Signs of War
Juri Rechinsky, Pierre Crom
AT/NL/UA 2022, 83 min., OmeU

Pierre Crom reports. In 2014, the photojournalist traveled to Ukraine to document the imminent conflict on the eastern border. “There is nothing that can protect you from what you see,”…
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83 min
Juri Rechinsky, Pierre Crom
Hinterland
21:00  Hinterland
Stefan Ruzowitzky
AT/LU 2021, 99 min., OmeU

Peter Perg (Murathan Muslu), a former detective, returns to Vienna after seven years as a Russian prisoner of war. When a brutal series of murders shocks the city, he sets…
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99 min
Stefan Ruzowitzky
WANDER
10:30  WANDER
Rosa Friedrich
AT/DE/IE 2022, 86 min., OmeU

Four young people surrender to a seemingly unstoppable global catastrophe. Washed away to the ends of earth, spit out by a raging flood, covered with fluorescent algae. Fish fall from…
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86 min
Rosa Friedrich
Boomerang
14:30  Boomerang
Kurdwin Ayub
AT 2018, 20 min., dOF

Dana tries to stop her father from crashing her mother’s, his ex-wife’s inauguration party. With carefree certainty, Kurdwin Ayub’s tells her story between inane joke and profound melancholy in her…
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20 min
Kurdwin Ayub
Paradies! Paradies!
14:30  Paradies! Paradies!
Kurdwin Ayub
AT 2016, 78 min., OmdU

In 1991 Kurdwin Ayub fled with her family from Iraq to Austria. Nearly twenty-five years later she accompanies her father on a journey to his former homeland. Ayub’s feature film…

78 min
Kurdwin Ayub
Der stille Sturm
20:30  Der stille Sturm
Cristina Yurena Zerr
AT 2021, 88 min., OmeU

In Spring 2020, director Cristina Yurena Zerr and her partner Jakob visit his hometown, Jabing, a village of seven-hundred people in Burgenland. Days become months and Zerr decides to further…
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88 min
Cristina Yurena Zerr
tracing THALERHOF
11:00  tracing THALERHOF
Lotte Schreiber
AT 2014, 8 min., OmeU

Film noir made in Thaliwood. We experience the mental breakdown of insurance agent Peter Lissen who aims high by signing contracts with non-existent people to collect their premiums after their…
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8 min
Lotte Schreiber
Prämien auf den Tod
11:00  Prämien auf den Tod
Curd Jürgens
AT 1949, 85 min., dOF

Film noir made in Thaliwood. We experience the mental breakdown of insurance agent Peter Lissen who aims high by signing contracts with non-existent people to collect their premiums after their…

85 min
Curd Jürgens
Das Dorf an der Grenze Teil 1 – Kärnten 1920–1945
14:30  Das Dorf an der Grenze Teil 1 – Kärnten 1920–1945
Fritz Lehner
AT 1979, 113 min., dOF

On the thirtieth anniversary of the death of script writer Thomas Pluch and thus also the thirtieth anniversary of the Thomas-Pluch Screenplay Prize, the Diagonale’22 together with the Drehbuchverband Austria…
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113 min
Fritz Lehner
ATTABAMBI SCHEISSMICHAN
18:00  ATTABAMBI SCHEISSMICHAN
Paul Poet
AT/DE 2021, 13 min., dOF

In staging Elfriede Jelinek’s “Bambiland” at the Burgtheater in Vienna and the Schauspielhaus in Zurich, the renown German director Christoph Schlingensief went beyond his personal limits. In ATTABAMBI SCHEISSMICHAN Paul…
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13 min
Paul Poet
Nacktschnecken
18:00  Nacktschnecken
Michael Glawogger
AT 2004, 86 min., dOF

Austrian film history knows nothing quite like the trilogy Slugs, Contact High, and Hotel Rock’n’Roll, which (successfully!) aims to translate the pop culture trinity of sex, drugs & rock’n’roll into…

86 min
Michael Glawogger
Plasma
20:30  Plasma
Mara Mattuschka
AT 2004, 11 min., kein Dialog

Austrian film history knows nothing quite like the trilogy Slugs, Contact High, and Hotel Rock’n’Roll, which (successfully!) aims to translate the pop culture trinity of sex, drugs & rock’n’roll into…
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11 min
Mara Mattuschka
Contact High
20:30  Contact High
Michael Glawogger
AT/DE/LU/PL 2009, 100 min., dOF

Austrian film history knows nothing quite like the trilogy Slugs, Contact High, and Hotel Rock’n’Roll, which (successfully!) aims to translate the pop culture trinity of sex, drugs & rock’n’roll into…

100 min
Michael Glawogger
Hotel Rock’n’Roll
23:00  Hotel Rock’n’Roll
Michael Ostrowski, Helmut Köpping
AT 2016, 102 min., dOF

Austrian film history knows nothing quite like the trilogy Slugs, Contact High, and Hotel Rock’n’Roll, which (successfully!) aims to translate the pop culture trinity of sex, drugs & rock’n’roll into…
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102 min
Michael Ostrowski, Helmut Köpping