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The Shine of Day

THE SHINE OF DAY (Der Glanz des Tages) Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel, A 2012, 90 min

After LA PIVELLINA another brilliant mix of documentary and fiction

Philipp Hochmair is a young, successful actor with engagements at big theatres in Vienna and Hamburg. His life is marked by learning new texts by heart, rehearsals, and performances, thus gradually losing contact with the reality of everyday life. Only when he meets his roaming uncle Walter, with whom he establishes an ambiguous friendship, and also faces his neighbour Victor’s destiny, he remembers that life is not just a stage.

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An unfamiliar circus-artist uncle turns up on the doorstep of an Austrian actor in “The Shine of Day,” another docu-fiction from Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel (“La Pivellina”). Again shooting on 16mm, the filmmakers follow busy real-life theater star Philipp Hochmair as he tries to find room between rehearsals and performances in Vienna and Hamburg to get to know his dad’s black-sheep brother, Walter. (Variety)

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