In The Bubble, an apparent calm conceals far more disturbing secrets. Quiet, clean streets, together with small, pretty houses and a predominantly pastel-coloured cinematography provide a successful counterpoint to what the director wanted to show us.
On the occasion of the Diagonale 2021, director Sebastian Brauneis presented his feature film 1 Verabredung im Herbst. Cinema Austriaco had the opportunity to have a chat with him and learn more about his most recent film and his career. Interview by Marina Pavido.
Glory to the Queen takes us by the hand into a world we have often heard about, but which we are not completely familiar with. A charming, extremely fascinating and all-female world. Not one, but four contemporary stories that immediately give us a welcome feeling of optimism.
Eternity at last is a journey into the future, into science, into science fiction. But it is also a highly poetic documentary. At the Diagonale 2021.
In I am the Tigress, the two filmmakers opted for the most neutral directorial approach possible and let the images speak for themselves. There is no need, in this documentary of theirs, for redundant captions or classic interviews. The camera follows the protagonist in her everyday life and the viewer immediately becomes part of her world, laughs with her, suffers with her and even experiences her most intimate moments. At the Diagonale 2021.
Another Coin for the Merry-Go-Round is a visual and auditory experience that enthralls us from the very first minutes. A thrilling, painful and also powerfully poetic film. A ride on a merry-go-round that we wish would never end. At the Diagonale 2021.
In Madison, the Tyrolean mountains provide the perfect setting for wild bike rides, tortuous curves and steep descents. And the director’s camera handles the space perfectly, moves with agility along the slopes and trails, and gives us welcome adrenalin-fuelled moments. At the Diagonale 2021.
Mehrunisa is the story of a battle. A dream that comes true and two people who will see their lives finally change forever. And above all, two different generations who discover they have much more in common than it might initially seem. At the Diagonale 2021.
Yesterday, Sunday, June 13, the winners of the Diagonale’21 were announced. The award ceremony, the Große Diagonale-Preisrevue, was broadcast online on the FM4 website and on ORF III. Source: press release.
Hands kneading dumplings, an entire family gathered around the table to cook, food being prepared with love and bringing everyone together. Just as oriental cinema has always shown us. And again, views of Shanghai and Beijing from above – cities that have suffered much over the years and where the consequences of war are still evident – but also the wide streets and parks of the Austrian capital. All this is Weiyena – Ein Heimatfilm. At the Diagonale 2021.