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

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JAPAN
Short Documentary Film, AT/JP 2019, Farbe, 19 min., eOF
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script, Camera, Editor: Dmitrij Ritter
Music: Arca - Piel
Producers: Dmitrij Ritter

 

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

Images from Japan, text from Vienna. Dmitrij Ritter opens his film with a disclosure: “I will talk about my anxiety disorder. I will try to be as honest about it as I can. None of what is shown is fictional.” In JAPAN, Ritter grants insight into his turbulent psyche. Moreover, alcohol plays a role, and a therapist, who possibly knows how to sort things out.