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

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Short Documentary Film, AT/DE 2020, Farbe, 8 min., kein Dialog
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script, Editor: Jannis Lenz
Camera: Jakob Fuhr
Location Sound: Benedikt Palier Joseph Nikolussi
Music: Piotr Iljitsch Tchaikowski
Sounddesign: Rudolf Pototschnig
Additional Credits: Farbkorrektur: Klaus Prammer
Producers: David Bohun, Sonja Lenz
Production: PANAMA Film


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

Summer at an Austrian military base. The drone of lawnmowers, birds chirping; water sprays from a garden hose. An idyllic setting including “Waltz of the Flowers” by Tchaikovsky. Oskar Kokoschka is once meant to have said: “Weeds are nature’s way of opposing the governance of the gardener.” In Battlefield by Jannis Lenz, the conflict turns into a painstaking encounter.