Vor dem VerschwindenExpected delivery: October 2021

Disappearance

  • Documentary Film
  • 100’
  • 2021
  • Austria, Slovenia

The essayistic documentary about the past, present, and future of the Slovenian minority in Austrian Carinthia deals with the issues of language, identity, and memories in a very topical and personal way and from various perspectives. It touches on history, deportations, persecutions, rebellion, discrimination, and assimilation. The film observes the contemporary use of the Slovenian language in t

The essayistic documentary about the past, present, and future of the Slovenian minority in Austrian Carinthia deals with the issues of language, identity, and memories in a very topical and personal way and from various perspectives. It touches on history, deportations, persecutions, rebellion, discrimination, and assimilation. The film observes the contemporary use of the Slovenian language in the everyday, artistic, and political contexts, where the extinction of the language manifests itself in various ways and where many but not all have come to terms with this loss. It examines how language and memory affect each other and what the loss of one’s mother tongue means for both the individual and the region as a whole.

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Alternative title
Izginjanje (slovenian)
Disappearance (english)
Production countries
Austria, Slovenia
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,85:1
Duration and length
100 minutes
Colour
Colour
Screening formats
digital DCP

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