Vienna 2013 83 min.

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‘If you drink this juice you’ll make it to a hundred’ says the young man to his old neighbor, who replies: ‘I made it to a hundred without this juice, didn’t I?’ Humor and wit form the basis to a friendship that bridges a huge age-difference and allows the centenarian to resume: ‘For me the best part of life is being old’.

Omsch had the ability to make you feel that being a hundred years old is great joy. Emotions do not decrease, no, they gain in intensity, as the years march on. The very old lady’s reasoning, her presence and her unfailing sense of humor were a fountain of youth. A friendship between the old and the young is an infinitely rewarding encounter for both. Getting old is not a threat, nothing one needs to fear – it’s rather something one can sincerely look forward to.

‘For me the best part of life is being old.’
‚The raindrops on your letter felt like dewdrops on an awakening dream meadow of my soul.’
‘What do you think about the pope?’ Omsch: ‘This is the most brazen, lousiest pope we’ve ever had.’

The ‘HEROLD AND MAUDE’ of documentary filmmaking. Luciano Barisone OMSCH – Edgar Honetschläger über seinen neuen Film

GERMAN / DCP 24fps / 16:9 / Stereo / 83’ / color / engl. + french subtitles

Premiere in the competition section of the VISIONS DU REEL Documentary Filmfestival in NYON / Switzerland 2013

concept Edgar Honetschläger, Stefan Fauland
cinematography Edgar Honetschläger, Daniel Hollerweger
sound Peter Waldenberger
editors Edgar Honetschläger, Stefan Fauland
music Morton Feldman
sound editor Georg Mittermayr, Creative Sound Studio
producers Edgar Honetschläger, Yukika Kudo
director: Edgar Honetschläger
production companies EDOKO INSTITUTE Film Production, Kulturverein FRANKLY SPEAKING
supported by BMUKK Innovative Film, bmask, Kultur Land Oberösterreich, Stadt Wien Kultur