PREMIERE | FILMMAKER IS PRESENT
9:30 pm | BLICKLE CINEMA
HOSTED BY SEBASTIAN HÖGLINGER & ALEJANDRO BACHMANN
AT 2018 | OmeU | 82′
Dr. H. owns a multi-million-dollar property in the heart of Vienna. He inherited it from his aunt, who wasn’t really his aunt. Dr. H. is melancholy and wouldn’t mind putting an end to his life, if it weren’t for his brother B., who isn’t really his brother. Dr. H. tells how, with the help of a veterinarian, he brought B. out of a coma resulting from cardiac arrest, and how B. helped him get the building from his so-called aunt. Dr. H. has set up a charitable foundation that will begin operations after he dies. The filmmaker decides to intervene.
It was a conscious decision not to use intercuts, close-ups, reflectors, or artificial light. Sometimes, when clouds gather, it gets dark. I think that goes well with what Dr. H. tells us. The fact that what he says – particularly with regard to women – is not always “politically correct” seems to me to be a part of his fragile reality.
Alejandro Bachmann & Sebastian Höglinger:
“Perhaps the most unusual submission of the “Diagonale” within recent years. It crosses borders, both thematically as well as formally, and remains deliberately reduced in its means. A beam of light peeks gradually into the history from unlit rooms and we immerse ourselves in a unique Viennese microcosmos that is hard to classify. Originally conceptualized as a supporting film, Caspar Pfaundler’s documentary trespass unfolds its power through consistent rawness and unconditionality, that can be found both in protagonists and their staging in film and life. A remarkable piece of art that needs to be discussed – not least because what you have seen and talked about has a lasting effect. Somewhere between portraiture and cinematic invasion.”