The Garden

A film by Peter Schriener

Austria 2015 – 2018 / HD – DCP / black and white / 16:9 / 3.1 mono / running time: 136 min. (25f/s)
Cast: Giuliana Pachner, Awad Elkish, Hermann Krejcar, Sandu Petre Boitan, Omar Taha  a.o.

Scenario, realization, cinematography, editing, sound design: Peter Schreiner
Sound recording: Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
Assistant producer, consulting editor: Maria Schreiner
Assistant camera, lighting: Zakaria Mohamed Ali, Motahar Azizi
Assistant realization: Sandra Spindler
Assistant CamDolly Cinema System: Zabiullah Ibrahimi, Isabella Schreiner
Production: Peter Schreiner Filmproduktion –

Supported by the Arts Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria – Innovative Film Austria,
Vienna City Administration, cultural department

A film within a film
Julia finds out she is suffering from a life-threatening disease. Awad, the film director, was kidnapped by the militia, kept imprisoned and tortured. Herman, the stage designer, is plagued by nightmares. Sandu, the gardener, spent his childhood living in institutional homes. Omar fled the inferno of the Syrian war with his wife and children. A garden becomes a stage for its protagonists and a childhood paradise – a nightmare, a prison, and a scene of war.