YOUR STRUGGLE – MY STRUGGLE
German title: Dein Leben - Mein Leben
2023, 93 minutes - part IV
March 22, 2023 | DIAGONALE | Graz (Austria)
Friday, Ma4 05, 2023, 10:00 pm
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Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 09:00 pm
Tuesday, May 11, 2023, 04:00 pm
ABOUT THE FILM
Will you ever wonder why you weren’t happier?
YOUR STRUGGLE – MY STRUGGLE is part four of a cross-generational journey. This time filmmaker Marko Doringer explores the roots of his melancholy. YOUR STRUGGLE – MY STRUGGLE is a film about the coming of age of the third generation in German-European post-war society – a spirited and humorous form of family therapy aiming at reconciliation.
Sun, sea and sand, a wonderful wife, the best child in the world, a successful career – that’s what Marko has always dreamt of. The reality of his life, however, is very different; he spends his days in his Viennese basement office staring into a monitor, only to be greeted at home by a screaming toddler and a tense girlfriend. His father wants him to move back to the family home in Salzburg as a sort of geriatric nurse. What else has life in stock for him until it is finally over?
Embarking on a personal journey to retrace his history, Marko Doringer visits his friends, draws closer to his parents’ generation and reflects upon the lives of his grandparents. He seeks what it is that again and again makes it so difficult for him to assess his own life. He digs deep into past decades, through the layers separating four generations: What traumas did the war trigger in Marko’s grandfather, and how did they affect his post-war life? How did his father deal with them? How much of this impact has trickled down into Marko’s own life? And what of this will he pass on to his daughter Elsa?
Marko Doringer’s YOUR STRUGGLE – MY STRUGGLE is a film about growing up in the midst of German-European post-war society. A captivating attempt at reconciliation; a story filled with sombre undertones as well as joyous moments; and the lingering pain of old wounds – a touching, cinematic form of family therapy.
Dein Leben – Mein Leben
March 22, 2023 | DIAGONALE Graz | Austria
Mai 2023 | DOK.fest Munich | Germany
dOF, OwS English
Franziska S. & Wolfgang Z.
Olga & Florian R.
Marlene N., Marko D. & Elsa
as well as
Berta & Georg D.
Edhild & Heinz D.
Regina & Anton Z.
writer, director & camera: Marko Doringer
assistant director: Stefan Pircher Verdorfer
script consultant: Andres Veiel
second camera: Joerg Burger u.a.
sound: Tong Zhang u.a.
editing: Daniel Flax, Marko Doringer
music: Elsa Tootsie & the Mini Band,
. Les Hommes Sauvages
sound design: Veronika Hlawatsch
score mix: Nico Berthold
re-recording mix: Alexander Koller
studio for mix: The Grand Post
color correction: Klaus Pamminger
title design: Mieke Ulfig
website: Gerhard Roider | roider.at
commissioning editor: Susanne Spellitz | ORF
producer: Marko Doringer | Filmfabrik
“An intimate documentary about the complex interplay and opposition of family, masculinity, care, responsibility, and fragility.”
DIAGONALE´23/ LISA HEUSCHOBER