Czech premiere

The Border Fence

The Border Fence

Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Austria | 2018 | 112 min.

Language: German, Italian
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Plans were made to build a fence at the Brenner Pass border crossing between Austria and Italy in order to tighten the process and control the number of arriving migrants. The locals, accustomed to the tranquility of the Alps, become witnesses to the changes that are shaking Europe.

Rather than refugees, the film presents a number of Austrians who meet them on a daily basis. They are given the space to explain, in an uninterrupted monologue in their home environment, why the situation is not black and white, and that neither uncertainty nor fears about the future stand in the way of feeling empathy for those who are fleeing war. Through these testimonies, the film outlines the difference between an uncompromising system solution and the position of individuals who deal with the migrants as human beings and ask themselves about the sort of future awaiting Europe.

Director

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Filmography
2019 - Earth
2018 - The Border Fence
2016 - Homo sapiens
2015 - Over the Years
2013 - CERN
2012 - Danube Hospital
2011 - Abendland
2010 - Allentsteig
2008 - 7915 Km
2005 - Unser täglich Brot
2002 - Temelin. Ein Dorf in Südböhmen
2001 - Elsewhere
1999 - Pripjať
1997 - The Year After Dayton
1994 - Washed Ashore
1993 - Fremde Kinder

Projection

09. 03. 19:45 Evald Czech premiere Tickets
10. 03. 15:30 Lucerna - Large Hall Tickets
16. 03. 20:30 Ponrepo Discussion Tickets

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