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

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Die Grazer Gruppe
Documentary Film, AT 2020, Farbe, 65 min., dOF
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script, Camera: Markus Mörth
Cast: Alfred Kolleritsch, Barbara Frischmuth, Klaus Hoffer, Willi Hengstler, Klaus Kastberger, u. a.
Editor: Oliver Wendlinger
Location Sound: Uwe Seifner
Music: Hannes Gill
Sounddesign: Peter Utvary
Producers: Markus Mörth
Production: Markus Mörth Filmproduktion
Co-production: ORF III

 

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

A short history of the Grazer Gruppe, from the founding of the Forum Stadtpark to the Nobel Prize for Literature for Peter Handke. Rather than the success story of an art movement, the film is an intertwining of political era, material site, and the literary journal “manuskripte.” In this way, it also harbors material for the present in contemplation of the significance of Forum Stadtpark and similar sites for cultural life in Graz and beyond.