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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

DIE DOHNAL Frauenministerin / Feministin / Visionärin

Sonderveranstaltungen
mit Podiumsdiskussionen:

3.3., 19.30 Uhr, Admiral Kino, Wien
3.3., 20.30 Uhr, Votivkino, Wien
5.3., 18.00 Uhr, Programmkino Wels
5.3., 20.15 Uhr, Kino Freistadt

regulär in folgenden Kinos:

Filmcasino, Wien
Votivkino, Wien
Actors Studio, Wien
Village Wien Mitte
Cineplexx Donauplex, Wien
Urania Kino, Wien
Moviemento, Linz
KIZ Royalkino, Graz
Volkskino, Klagenfurt
Wulfenia Kino, Klagenfurt
Leokino, Innsbruck
Das Kino, Salzburg
Cinema Paradiso, St. Pölten
Cinema Paradiso, Baden
Programmkino Wels
City Kino, Steyr
Filmstudio Villach
Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems
Stadtkino Grein
Rio Kino, Feldkirch

ab 28.2. in folgenden Kinos:

Cineplexx Parndorf
Cineplexx Linz
Geidorf Kunstkino, Graz

einzelne Vorstellungen:

29.2.
Kunsthaus Nexus, Saalfelden
1.3.
Siegfried Freud Universität, Wien
ab 3.3.
Kino Kirchdorf
5.3.
Kino Freistadt
Dieselkino Bruck
Filmszene Ottensheim
6.3.
Kino Oberpullendorf
Das Zentrum, Radstadt
Star Movie, Regau
Kinotreff Leone, Bad Leonfelden (ab 6.3.)
FMZ Kino Imst (ab 6.3.)
7.3.
Bertholdsaal Weyer
Gaspoltshofen
8.3.
Kinoklub Miniplex, Mank
Stadtkino Center Laa
Lichtspiele Gföhl
Lichtspiele Lenzing
Kino Eibiswald
Kronen Kino, Mistelbach
Star Movie, Tulln
Diesel Kinos
Stadtkino Horn
Cine4You, Hartberg (ab 8.3.)
Kino Baden (ab 8.3.)
Kino Ebensee (ab 8.3.)
9.3.
Kino Gmünd
Lichtspiele Mittersill (ab 9.3.)
10.3.
Star Movie, Ried
11.3.
Diesel Kino, Oberwart
12.3.
Kino Lienz
Kino Zwettl

DAS FIEBER

ab 24. April 2020
in den österr. Kinos

KINDER UNTER DECK

in deutschen Kinos

in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin
Bettina Henkel

cine-k, Oldenburg
11.3., 19.30 Uhr
KoKi Hannover
12.3., 19.30 Uhr
Gerhart Hauptmann Haus, Düsseldorf
14.3., 12.00 Uhr
Filmgalerie, Regensburg
21.4.
Universum Filmtheater, Braunschweig
27.4., 19.00 Uhr, ohne Regiegespräch
3.5., 11.15 Uhr, ohne Regiegespräch

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FESTIVALS

THE FEVER

will be screened at

Human Int. Documentary Film Festival, NO 2020
5.00 pm, 25th February
4.00 pm, 1st March

One World Film Festival, CZ 2020
8.30 pm, 10th March
5.30 pm, 11th March
10.00 pm, 14th March

NAMRUD (Troublemaker)

will be screened at

Ciné-Palestine Toulouse, FR 2020
8.30pm, 2nd March

DIE DOHNAL

will be screened at

Int. Frauenfilmfestival, Germany 2020
9.30 pm, 28th March

Bolzano Film Festival, Italy 2020
21st - 26th April

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