The End of the Neubacher Project

The film tells the story of filmmaker Marcus J. Carney and his mother’s family, which struggles with a Nazi past and even greater entanglements and deeper levels of denial. Carney never blinks in the face of their agony – and his camera never avoids his own. He never stops shooting. He exposes himself as much as he exposes the rest of his family. As he stares without self-pity into the past and the tragically evolving present, we see him learn not to judge his mother’s denials. He accepts that those denials have shaped him, too.

European Panorama · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2007
Marcus J. Carney
Austria / Netherlands 2006
74 minutes
OV with German subtitles
Cinematography Marcus J. Carney, Ludwig Löckinger, Rolf Orthel
Editing Marcus J. Carney, Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Music Franz Hautzinger
Extrafilm Lukas Stepanik Schlösselgasse 22/6 1080 Wien T +43 1 581 78 96 F +43 1 971 25 49