Category: 2022

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UNDER THE ENDLESS SKY

Under the endless Sky is a little poetic short film that in its apparent simplicity has found the right way to convey the idea of what the young director’s world was like. A few essential blue strokes represent each time a new image. A bright, proud yellow, meanwhile, serves as a background. The colours of the Ukrainian flag thus tell us an extremely intimate and personal story. At the festival Sotto le Stelle dell’Austria 2023.

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SERVIAM – I WILL SERVE

Serviam – I will serve immediately strikes us with its shots (all shot strictly with a fixed camera) of the schoolyard, but also of the interiors, so cold and perfectly tidy that they immediately convey a certain unease. A little girl’s voice recites a prayer. In the boarding school, life seems to proceed quietly and without any particularly noteworthy events. The feeling that, however, something terrible is about to happen accompanies us from beginning to end. At the festival Sotto le Stelle dell’Austria 2023.

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FRIDA UND SISI PARTNER IN CRIME

With an animation that is indeed essential and minimalist, but also extremely colourful and rich in detail, Frida und Sisi Partner in Crime by Regine Kafaeder is an extremely free, living and pulsating work in its short but effective running time. At the festival Sotto le Stelle dell’Austria 2023.

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ISSUES WITH MY OTHER HALF

Issues with my other Half is an extremely topical and surprising film. Not only the many potentialities of cinema, but also – and above all – external factors that have made us different from what we were only a few years ago are (almost) the absolute protagonists here. At the festival Sotto le Stelle dell’Austria 2023.

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THE FOX

The Fox might at first seem to be one of the many (too many?) films that depict a special friendship between humans and animals. And when approaching such stories, the risk of creating something overly rhetorical is higher than ever. Adrian Goiginger, fortunately, has managed to avoid such mistakes, focusing mainly on the childhood traumas of the young protagonist. At the Diagonale’23.

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ZOO LOCK DOWN

Andreas Horvath has shown us something very specific with simple but essential shots. And so, this interesting Zoo Lock Down immediately proves to be an extremely topical and necessary documentary. A simple and at the same time refined work that makes a studied minimalism its workhorse. At the Diagonale’23.

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THE WAY YOU SHINE

Evelyne Faye’s camera follows its protagonists in their daily activities, letting them, from time to time, confide in it, recounting their normal everyday life, their dreams, their needs, their hopes. A quiet and relaxed atmosphere, with a predominantly contemplative mood, together with pastel-coloured cinematography, is what most characterises this precious little The Way you shine. At the Diagonale’23.

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ALMA & OSKAR

Alma & Oskar is not only the genesis of some of the most important paintings of the last century. Alma & Oskar is passion, desire, anger. A feature film that is extremely refined in its staging and is inspired by what has been made overseas, while showing its own, marked personality. At the Diagonale’23.