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

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Lillian
Feature Film, AT 2019, Farbe, 128 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script, Camera, Music: Andreas Horvath
Cast: Patrycja Płanik
Editor: Michael Palm, Andreas Horvath
Location Sound: Klaus Kellermann
Sounddesign: Ulrich Grimm
Costumes: Tanja Hausner
Producers: Ulrich Seidl
Production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion

 

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

Lillian Alling, who immigrated to the U.S. from Russia, wants to return to her homeland in 1927. Since she doesn’t have enough money for the return journey, she sets off on foot. Andreas Horvath sets the story in the present. Lillian’s march becomes a breathtakingly photographed survey of Donald J. Trump’s heartland. An impressive film; subtly and sustainably unsettling.