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

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the time is now. I
Short Documentary Film, AT 2019, Farbe, 20 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2020

Director: Heidrun Holzfeind
Script: Konzept & Realisation: Heidrun Holzfeind
Camera: Masayuki Yonaha, Heidrun Holzfeind, Kazuhiro Shirao, Hiroko Maruyama
Editor: Heidrun Holzfeind
Music: Sound: IRO / Toshio und Shizuko Orimo

 

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

Shizuko and Toshio Orimo have improvised with sounds somewhere between jazz and punk since the early 1980s. The pair calls themselves IRO, and Heidrun Holzfeind not only listened in on them, but also stages it visually, with rhythmic cuts, modernist architecture, and archive recordings. Japan, abstract and vivid strapped together.