Over the Years

A film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter

A 2015, HD Cam/DCP, 188 Min.

Synopsis

 

Ten surprising years.

 

In the winter of 2004, no one can tell how long the old textile factory in the northern Waldviertel will still be able to survive. When the factory ultimately shuts its doors, its employees embark upon a time of radical change.

 

The workers, who live in the countryside, seek new directions.

Other work, unpaid work, more time to engage in hobbies, to become involved in the local fire department or to care for relatives.

 

New beginnings and changes. Life goes on. 

 

 

Premiere at the Berlinale Forum:

"What begins as the documentation of a branch of industry dying a slow death develops over the course of ten years into an epic documentary tale of life and work in the post-industrial era. It is an outstanding, moving film devoted to people."

(Birgit Kohler, Berlinale)

 

 

Credits

 

Director and Cinematographer:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter 

 

Editing and Dramaturgy:

Wolfgang Widerhofer

 

Script:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Wolfgang Widerhofer

 

Sound Recording, Camera Assistant:

Ludwig Löckinger

Andreas Hamza

Oliver Schneider

Gerald Piesch

Simon Graf

 

Sound Design:

Peter Kutin

Florian Kindlinger

 

Mixing:

Matthias Ermert

Clemens Kloss

 

Color Grading:

Christian Leiss

 

Production Manager:

Michael Kitzberger

 

Producers:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer

Markus Glaser

 

Production:

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

 

with support of:

Austrian Film Institute

ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen

Niederösterreich Kultur

 

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© Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

Awards

Nomination: Best Documentary
Österreichischer Filmpreis (2016)
Grand Diagonale Prize Documentary: Best Austrian Documentary Film
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (2015)
Best Artistic Editing of a Documentary Film
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (2015)
Best Film, Human Rights Competition
Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) (2015)
Silver Eye Award for Best feature-length documentary
Jihlava, International Documentary Film Festival (2015)
3-sat Documentary Film Prize
Duisburg Film Festival (2015)

Dates

20.03.2015

cinema release in Austria

08.02.2015

World premiere at the Berlinale Forum

08.02.2015

Festivals: Berlinale Forum, Diagonale Graz a.o.

Festivals

Berlinale Forum (2015)
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (2015)
Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) (2015)
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (2015)
Eurodok, Oslo (2015)
IndieLisboa International Film Festival (2015)
Riviera Maya Film Festival, México (2015)
International Documentary Film Festival Munich (2015)
Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival (2015)
Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Warsaw (2015)
Subversive Film Festival, Zagreb (2015)
Documentarist. Istanbul Documentary Days (2015)
Sarajevo International Film Festival (2015)
Milano Film Festival (2015)
Bergen International Film Festival (2015)
São Paulo International Film Festival (2015)
Duisburg Film Festival (2015)
Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (2015)
Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo (2015)
Montreal International Documentary Festival (2015)
Lanzarote Muestra de Cine Europeo (2015)
MOMA's Doc Fortnight (2016)
dokumentarfilmwoche hamburg (2016)

with support of

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ORF_FFAbkommen_WS
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Production

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