New York Premiere!

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Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel have amply demonstrated, with their previous semi-fictional, semi-documentary films, a generous perspective on people struggling at the fringes of showbiz—namely, the circus. In their latest film, vagabond performer Walter Saabel embraces what he calls “Der Glanz des Tages” (the shine of day) as a personal North Star. His nephew, the great theater actor Philipp Hochmair, finds Walter arriving at his Hamburg home unannounced, and the two begin a fascinating, testy, and wholly unpredictable relationship.

Screening with:

Ouverture
Bracey Smith and Neil Dvorak | 2013 | USA | 5m

This animated film poetically portrays the musicality of life, loss, and family relationships.

  • Directed By Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel
  • 2012
  • Austria
  • German with English subtitles
  • DCP
  • 90 minutes