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

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Waren einmal Revoluzzer
Feature Film, AT 2019, Farbe, 104 min., 26.3. OmeU / 28.3. dOF
Diagonale 2020

Director: Johanna Moder
Script: Johanna Moder, Marcel Mohab, Manuel Rubey
Cast: Julia Jentsch, Manuel Rubey, Aenne Schwarz, Marcel Mohab, Lena Tronina, Tambet Tuisk
Camera: Robert Oberrainer
Editor: Karin Hammer
Location Sound: Claus Benischke-Lang
Music: Clara Luzia
Sounddesign: Nils Kirchhoff
Production Design: Martin Reiter, Johanna Hierzegger
Costumes: Veronika Albert
Producers: Oliver Neumann, Sabine Moser
Production: FreibeuterFilm

 

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

What is political action? Because Helene, a judge, wants to actually do something, and not just talk, she helps her ex-boyfriend Pavel flee from Russia. However, Pavel and his family’s arrival in Austria leads to private rather than political resistance and unanticipated confrontations within the mesh of relationships. Johanna Moder mercilessly exposes the narcissistic attitude of supposedly concerned urbanites as a cynical farce when it really comes down to helping others.