In the family he is a myth: Andri, Carinthian, Slovenian farm boy, drafted into the Wehrmacht, deserted from fear, hidden by his parents, executed as a partisan at the age of 20. A very personal search for traces in gently shimmering pictures.
In her award-winning film, director Andrina Mračnikar does not attempt to "truthfully" reconstruct a historical event. Rather, she weaves a fine web of disparate fragments: the native-language story of the grandmother, yellowed photos and their stories, leaps of thought, shreds of memory. The images of authentic places seem unreal, when filmed with a hand-held camera from oblique angles and subjective perspectives. As unreal and fragmentary as the past inscribes itself in memory – a puzzle that never joins together to form a whole. GL
Digi Beta | Dok. | Farbe / Colour
Max Leimstättner, Andrina Mračnikar
Andrina Mračnikar - born in 1981 in Hallein, Austria. She studied art history in Vienna and film directing at the AGRFT in Ljubljana. In 2002 she started studying directing, writing and dramaturgy at the Vienna Film Academy. Graduated with distinction. After making several successful documentary films, she made her cinema debut in 2015. She is currently working on a new documentary (working title KEUTSCHACH / HODIŠE).
ROSI ODER DAS FEUER (2004, short)
DER KÄRNTNER SPRICHT DEUTSCH (2006, doc, FFC 2018)
DIE WAND IST ABGERISSEN (2009, short)
MA FOLIE (2015)