Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
June 8–13, 2021, Graz

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Aurore
Innovative Cinema Short, FR/AT 2019, Farbe, 22 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script, Editor: Marlies Pöschl
Cast: Alexis Beauleux, Mathilde Banco, Kitzy Moussa, Jonathan Mambo u. a.
Camera: Victor Zébo, David Rabeder
Location Sound: Gael Eleon
Music: Peter Kutin, Agnes Hvizdalek
Sounddesign: Peter Kutin
Production Design: Les Maintenants
Additional Credits: Drohnenpilot: Daniel Ausweger
Producers: Marlies Pöschl
Production: Hidden Mother (FR)
Co-production: CAC Brétigny (FR)

 

The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Aurore is a voice that is meant to make people happy. For example, at an old-age home. She has no body and knows neither pain nor loneliness. Marlies Pöschl’s collaboratively created three-act film reflects on automated caregiving, programmability of affects, and the "self-consciousness" of artificial intelligence.