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

Film Program | Timetable | Directors


Friday, 11.06.
16:30, Annenhof Kino 2
Sunday, 13.06.
13:30, Annenhof Kino 2

Hochwald

Feature Film, AT/BE 2020, digital, 108 min, 11.06. dOF/13.06. OmeU

Mario and Lenz have been friends since childhood. When Mario decides to flee from the confinement of his hometown and accompany his friend to Rome, his world turns upside down. After a terrorist attack, he finds support in a Muslim religious community. Evi Romen’s feature film debut describes the painful ups and downs of a young man on his search for meaning. Quickly, it’s clear: the only way to a self-determined future is escape. 

Director: Evi Romen
Script: Evi Romen
Cast: Thomas Prenn, Noah Saavedra, Josef Mohamed, Ursula Scribano-Ofner, Elisabeth Kanettis, Katja Lechthaler, Helmuth Häusler, Hannes Perkmann, Claudia Kottal, Daniel Keberle, Walter Sachers, Kida Kodhr Ramadan
Camera: Martin Gschlacht, Jerzy Palacz
Editor: Karina Ressler
Location Sound: David Hilgers, Fabrice Osinski
Music: Florian Horwath
Sounddesign: Valérie Le Docte
Production Design: Katharina Wöppermann
Costumes: Cinzia Cioffi
Additional Credits: Maske: Sam Dopona, Verena Eichtinger Casting: Eva Roth, Benjamin Roth
Producers: Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Gregory Zalcman, Alon Knoll
Production: AMOUR FOU Vienna
Co-production: Take Five (BE)