28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Hans Broich
original title: Menuett
country: Austria, Germany
year: 2023
running time: 71 min.


The documentary adaptation of the novel by the well-known Flemish writer Louis Paul Boon is conceived as a polyphony consisting of voiceovers of three characters inhabiting a common apartment. A man, a woman and their maid, the latter of whom is many years younger than them, take turns using their inner voices in expressing reflections on their own and each other's lives.

“The poetics of the source novel take on new power as this highly original approach brings literature to life, while the apparent randomness of overlapping texts and recurring motifs makes for a very particular and unexpected filmmaking experience.”

Source: Diagonale


Hans Broich (1991) is a filmmaker and independent producer. He has been involved in the development and production of films since his studies at the Vienna Film Academy, mainly through his production company Superzoom Film. During the 2021/2022 season, he was in charge of the film programme shown at the Volksbühne theatre in Berlin.

more about film

director: Hans Broich
cast: Charlotte Brandhorst, Josefin Fischer, Maximillian Brauer
producer: Hans Broich
photography: Sarah May Handler
editing: Felix Leitner
sound: Lea Sorgo
sound design: Felix Leitner
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