Also in this precious little 3.30PM Ludwig Wüst retains the main themes and constants of his cinema, emphasising, if you like, certain trends already traced in the past. And here, that realism and minimalism that were so central in his previous works become quite essential.
Cinema Austriaco met with director Ludwig Wüst and asked him about his work and career.
The first chapter of the Heimatfilm-Trilogie (which also includes Farewell, 2014, and Heimatfilm, 2016), My Father’s House, dedicated to the director’s recently deceased parents, stages – like the author’s other films – an important inner change and can rightfully be classified as his most intimate and personal work.
According to the author’s words, it is a sort of Odyssey with no return, Egyptian Eclipse. A journey, above all an inner one, that slowly leads to the abandonment of everything related to the past – and, with it, also of the attachment to any material good – and that culminates in the middle of a symbolic desert.
In Departure, every single element is full of strong symbolism and, at the same time, reaches the spectator in a direct way, by speaking a universal language and classifying itself as an apology for true values and freedom.