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

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Die beste Stadt ist keine Stadt
Short Documentary Film, AT 2019, Farbe, 15 min., dOF
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script, Camera, Editor: Christoph Schwarz
Sounddesign: Matthias Peyker
Additional Credits: Sprecherin: Nathalie Kuzmich
Mastering: Matthias Ermert
Producers: Christoph Schwarz
Production: ARGE Schwarz

 

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

A reconstructed wooden church is located in a large urban expansion area of Vienna. Still. Yet, as Nathalie Kuzmich’s narration in Christoph Schwarz’s contemplative essay film Die beste Stadt ist keine Stadt suspects, it might soon be replaced by a BIPA drugstore. Despite sustainability prizes, holiday flair, and a quarry, people are still counting on the worst to happen.