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Breathing life into stone

DE 2018, 79 min, Katinka Zeuner

A circus wagon and a shipping container serve as stonemason Michael Spengler’s workshop. It is here that he receives people in mourning. Together they design headstones that tell of the deceased.

Mr. and Mrs. Neustadt have lost their two-year-old son. Through their dialogue with Michael they find the words to express their emotions, words that become form and substance—their child’s breath is to be represented in a fragile limestone. Hardburg Stolle is a woman of few words, through Michael’s guidance she dauntlessly swings the hammer that splits a boulder and feels a sense of strength that had been long buried. The Jacob family searches for the essence of their grandfather’s life: lover of nature, bon vivant, patriarch. What should an object that encapsulates him look like? Michael approaches the material and the people with great sensitivity and accompanies each family on a process that often takes months, one decision at a time.

The film tells the story of this difficult and intimate process and shows how working on the stone makes death concrete in the truest sense of the word. As the stone takes on its form, the families discover a new relationship with the deceased—and to life.

festivals

DOK Leipzig 2018, DE | Achtung Berlin Film Festival 2019, DE

awards

ver.di Award (DOK Leipzig 2018, DE) | Honorable Mention Goethe-Institute (DOK Leipzig 2018, DE) | Ecumenical Award (Achtung Berlin Film Festival 2019, DE)

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NEWS

Screenings im Februar

L'AMOUR DU MONDE
Cinéfête 2024 – Institut français d'Autriche-Vienne

Leokino Innsbruck
KIZ Royal Graz
Moviemento Linz
Programmkino Wels
Votivkino Wien
Das Kino Salzburg

Fanni Amann Tage – Laurentiussaal Schnifis
24. Februar, 10 Uhr
Film | Gespräch Agnes Karrasch | Kulinarik

WOOD – DER GERAUBTE WALD
Grätzelmix – Grätzel:Kino
29. Februar, 19:00 Uhr
Filmvorführung & Diskussion mit Ebba Sinzinger (Regie) Ursula Bittner (Greenpeace)

HOLY SHIT

Premieren-Tour mit Regisseur Rubén Abruña

22. Februar
Leokino Innsbruck

20 Uhr – TICKETS

23. Februar
Topkino

10:10 Uhr Schulkino Premiere 
20:15 Uhr Wien-Premiere – TICKETS

25. Februar
Apollo - Das Kino

13 Uhr Matinee mit Podiumsdiskussion – TICKETS

26. Februar
Schulkino im BORG Deutsch Wagram

27. Februar
Kino Freistadt

Schulvorstellungen
20 Uhr OÖ Premiere – TICKETS

28. Februar
City Kino Steyr
Schulvorstellungen
20 Uhr Screening mit Rubén Abruña – TICKETS

29. Februar
Climate Lab Vienna (powered by Deep Purple)

17 Uhr Screening und Podiumsdiskussion – TICKETS

9. März
11 Uhr (Brunch), 13 Uhr Screening
Vorarlberg-Premiere beim Human Vision Filmfestival – TICKETS

ab 23. Februar folgenden Kinos
top Kino Wien
Apollo - Das Kino, Wien
Admiral Kino, Wien
Leokino Innsbruck
Metropol Kino, Innsbruck
KIZ Royal Graz
Moviemento Linz
Volkskino Klagenfurt (Previews ab jetzt)
City Kino Steyr
Kino im Kesselhaus Krems
Spielboden Dornbirn (Human Vision)

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Wir starten 2024 mit dem ökologischen Film HOLY SHIT 

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FESTIVALS

WHO IF NOT US

will be screened at

FIFDH, CH 2024
6:30 pm, 14th March - followed by a discussion
9:30 pm, 16th March

IGOR LEVIT

will be screened at 

The Gilmore International Piano Festival, USA 2024
12 pm, 30th April 

FRAGILE MEMORY

will be screened at

IDFA Vondelpark, NL 2024
7.30 pm, 21st February

WHERE YOU MEET US IN PERSON

BERLINALE / EFM (15 - 20 February)
Christa Auderlitzky 
 

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