SCREENWRITER: Astrid Johanna Ofner, Hans Hurch, Peter Weiss
CAST: Sven Dolinski, Selma Bindewald, Coline Cisar, Anna Conradi, Nora Conradi
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Astrid Johanna Ofner, Peter Roehsler
EDITOR: Astrid Johanna Ofner, Marion Kesmaecker, Eva Rammesmayer
PRODUCERS: Astrid Johanna Ofner / Little Magnet Films GmbH, Nanook Film
“Revelation always comes late, when it’s all over,” wrote Peter Weiss on a page of his Farewell to the Parents. Watching Astrid Ofner’s film – a miracle of precision and surgery on the text – it becomes clear which are the incandescent spots reverberating on the screen in a sort of après-coup. The family and its heavy weight, Judaism and the shame of Nazism, displacement abroad, loneliness, feeling out of place, sexuality, friendship, artistic vocation: painting, books, freedom’s heat and meaning. Everything resonates and moves.
Astrid Johanna Ofner
Linz, 1968. Studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, then film directing and photography. She worked as an actress and had the title role in Antigone (1991) by Straub and Huillet. She has directed short films like Savannah Bay (1989), Ins leere (1993) or Sag es mir dienstag (2007).