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

Film Program | Timetable | Directors


Friday, 11.06.
16:00, Schubertkino 2
Saturday, 12.06.
13:30, Annenhof Kino 2

Weiyena – Ein Heimatfilm

Documentary Film, AT 2020, digital, 96 min, 11.06. OmdU/12.06. OmeU

If her grandmother’s life were a movie, Weina Zhao would have turned it off after just half an hour—what happens is too brutal, too tragic. So she makes her own film, together with Judith Benedikt, about her Chinese family. Weiyena – Ein Heimatfilm is testimony to a search that leads to Beijing and Shanghai, deep into the political as well as social revolutions of the twentieth century, and ultimately also to Weina Zhao herself. 

Director: Weina Zhao, Judith Benedikt
Script: Weina Zhao
Cast: Zhao Tiewang, Huang Zimin, Liu Shuzhen, Zhao Shimin, Huang Minghua, Ying Ping
Camera: Judith Benedikt
Editor: Birgit Foerster
Location Sound: Andreas Hamza
Music: Andreas Hamza
Sounddesign: Bernhard Köper (Soundfeiler)
Additional Credits: Dramaturgische Beratung: Andrea Ernst, Andreas Hoessli (Projektentwicklung) Zusätzliche Kamera: Song Ting, Simon Graf, Ilkka Jarvilaturi Kameraassistenz: Nino Pfaffenbichler, Simon Graf Zusätzlicher Ton: Wayne Riley Schnittberatung: Andrea Wagner Schnittassistenz: Julia Eder, Tobias Schachinger Farbkorrektur: Matthias Halibrand Postprodutkion: Ulrich Grimm (av-design) Untertitel: Mandana Taban (translatingfilms) Grafik: Eva-Maria Frey Übersetzung: Weina Zhao, Isabel Wolte, David Lobner, Julia Achleitner, Julia Renner Herstellungsleitung: Brigitte Ortner Produktionsleitung: Katharina Bernard Aufnahmeleitung: Isabel Wolte Postproduktionskoordination: Tobias Schachinger Produktionsassistenz: Barbara Kainberger Prouzent/innen: Kurt Langbein, Andrea Ernst Presse & Marketing: Ines Kratzmüller Weltvertrieb: Christa Auderlitzky (filmdelights)
Producers: Kurt Langbein, Andrea Ernst
Production: Langbein & Partner