‘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.’
LUCIANO BARISONE, Director VISION DU REEL FILM FESTIVAL NYON, SCHWEIZ
The ‘HEROLD AND MAUDE’ of documentary filmmaking.
GERMAN / DCP 24fps / 16:9 / Stereo / 83’ / color / engl. + french subtitles
Premiere in the competition section of the VISIONS DU REEL Dokumentary Filmfestival in NYON / Switzerland 2013
Award: PRIX BUYENS-CHAGOLL
concept Edgar Honetschläger, Stefan Fauland
cinematography Edgar Honetschläge, Daniel Hollerweger
editors Edgar Honetschläger, Stefan Fauland
music Morton Feldman
producer Edgar Honetschläger, Yukika Kudo
production companies EDOKO INSTITUTE Film Production, Kulturverein FRANKLY SPEAKING
supported by BMUKK Innovative Film, bmask, Kultur Land Oberösterreich, Stadt Wien Kultur
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