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Over the Years

Über die Jahre

Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Austria, 2015
Documentary
  • German
  • English

Synopsis

Taking the demise of a textile factory in Austria’s Waldviertel region as its starting point, with the antiquated manufacturing plant initially shown in full operation, this film poses the question of what work means for people’s self-image and character.

Our take

Acclaimed documentarian Nikolaus Geyrhalter returned to Waldviertel for 10 years to film this one-of-a-kind, sprawling portrait of a region transformed year after year by economic turmoil. You powerfully get to know these people literally across time as they deal with wages and aging.

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Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2015 | Forum

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2015 | Winner: Human Rights Award

Austrian Film Award

2016 | 2 nominations including: Best Documentary

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Best Feature Documentary

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