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Omsch

AT 2013, 82 min, Edgar Honetschläger

‘If you drink this juice, you'll make it to a hundred’ says the young man to his old neighbor, who replies: ‘I got to a hundred without this juice, didn’t I?’ Humor and wit form the basis of a friendship that bridges a huge age difference and allows the centenarian to resume: ‘For me the best part of life is being old’.

A travelling artist, painter and filmmaker has a centenarian neighbour. The relationship between this man in his forties and the solitary old lady with a wicked sense of humour gradually becomes a kind of elective kinship. Their discussions, interrupted and picked up again over the years, form the fabric of this personal, tender and surprising film. A calm observation on the inescapable power of the passage of time.

festivals

Visions du Réel, Nyon 2013, FRA | Dok Leipzig 2013, DE | 10e Les Hivernales du documentaire 2013/14

awards

Prix Buyens-Chagoll (Visions du Réel, Nyon 2013), FRA

pictures

NEWS

GLORY TO THE QUEEN

will be screened at

It's All True Film Festival, BR 2021
8th - 18th April

Kansas City FilmFest, US 2021
12th - 18th April

Bolzano Film Festival, IT 2021
13th - 18th April

goEast Festival, DE 2021
20th - 26th April

SEEfest, US 2021
28th April - 5th May

Jeonju Int. FF, KR 2021
29th April - 8th May

Fipadoc, FR 2021

A BLACK JESUS

will be screened at

Bolzano Film Festival, IT 2021
13th - 18th April

Visions du Réel, CH 2021
15th - 25th April

CPH:DOX, DK 2021
21th April - 12th May

Hot Docs, CA 2021
29th April - 9th May

WOOD

will be screened at

Fipadoc, FR 2021

NEW ON VOD

Una Primavera,
This Land Is My Land
and
Johanna Dohnal - Visionary of Feminism

NEW ON DVD

Die Dohnal  - Frauenministerin / Feministin / Visionärin,
and
Walter Arlen's first century

AWARDS

 

A BLACK JESUS

EFEBO D'ORO 2020
Premio Speciale
Centro Ricerca Narrative e Cinema

GLORY TO THE QUEEN

FREE ZONE FF 2020
Audience Award

DOQUMENTA 2020
Honorable Mention

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN

VIENNALE 2020
Special Jury Prize

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FESTIVALS

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