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The Border Fence

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Austria | 2018 | 112 min. | R

The Border Fence

Austria | 2018 | 112 min. | R

Synopsis

Brenner Pass, Alpine border, spring 2016: the Austrian government announces the construction of a border fence, expecting a shift of the refugees via Italy. The residents fear the fence just as much as the supposedly threatening influx of foreigners to their homeland. Two years later, the fence is still rolled up in a container, as the inrush of refugees never occurred. In the few square kilometers around the Brenner Pass the interviews with local police officers, hikers, farmers, toll collectors and cafe owners are conducted. Director Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s documentary about populism and its absurd consequences also grasps to tell a larger, urgent story about the state of Europe.

 

Festivals:

Diagonale – Best Austrian Documentary Film
DOK.fest Munich – VIKTOR DOK.deutsch Award
IDFA
Trieste Film Festival

 

Languages: German, English
Subtitles: Lithuanian, English

Translated by Živilė Gapšienė

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Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Cinematography: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Editing: Emily Artmann, Gernot Grassl

Producers: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Selected filmography:
2019 – Earth
2018 – The Border Fence
2016 – Homo Sapiens
2011 – Abendland
1999 – Pripyat

October 15, 21:15
FC Vingis, 3rd Hall. Vilnius.

October 15

21:15

FC Vingis, 3rd Hall. Vilnius.

October 18, 17:30
Martynas Mažvydas National Library Conference Hall. Vilnius.
Discussion after the screening (in Lithuanian only).

October 18

17:30

Martynas Mažvydas National Library Conference Hall. Vilnius.

Discussion after the screening (in Lithuanian only).

October 19, 15:30
Romuva Temporary Hall. Kaunas.

October 19

15:30

Romuva Temporary Hall. Kaunas.

October 20, 19:45
FC Vingis 4th Hall. Vilnius.

October 20

19:45

FC Vingis 4th Hall. Vilnius.

October 26, 16:45
Culture Factory. Klaipėda.

October 26

16:45

Culture Factory. Klaipėda.

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