Archive of films In the Beginning Was the Eye / Im Anfang war der Blick

Austria / Luxembourg
2003, 45 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2003

A portrait of Austria as if created by Jan Švankmajer and David Lynch, and inspired by The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.  


Imagine a portrait of Austria created by Jan Švankmajer and David Lynch, inspired by The Cabinet of Dr Caligari: this will give you an idea of Bady Minck’s experimental film In v cthe Beginning Was the Eye. Austria seen through the images depicted on old postcards of the landscapes around Erzberg and Salzburg becomes something akin to both dream and nightmare.

About the director

Bady Minck was born in Luxembourg and studied sculpture and experimental film in Vienna. Her work crosses the border between various artistic disciplines and is presented in movie theatres, at film festivals, in museums, galleries, public spaces and on the Web. Her production company also produces films by other directors, such as Virgil Widrich’s short Fast Film (2003), also being screened at the festival. 


Lindengasse 32, A-1070, Vienna
Tel: +43 1 994 991 10
Fax: +43 1 994 991 120
E-mail: [email protected]

Neubaugasse 45/13, 1070, Vienna
Tel: +43 152 609 900
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Bady Minck
Screenplay: Bady Minck
Dir. of Photography: Jerzy Palacz, Martin Putz, Martin Gschlach
Music: Bernhard Fleischmann, Dr Nachtstrom, Sainkho, Namtchylak, Attwenger
Editor: Frédéric Fichefet, Anne Schroeder
Producer: Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Production: Minotaurus Film, Amour Fou Filmproduktion Gmbh
Cast: Bodo Hell
Contact: AMOUR FOU Vienna GmbH, sixpackfilm


Bady Minck

Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu


Gabriele Kranzelbinder

Production Company

Anne Laurent - Delage

Film Institution Rep.


© 2021 FILM SERVIS FESTIVAL KARLOVY VARY, a.s. [email protected] +420 221 411 011 All contacts

CinemasCinemas PartnersPartners
ProgramProgram About the projectAbout the project
HistoryHistory GalleryGallery
HistoryHistory ContactsContacts
Archive of filmsArchive of films KVIFF TalksKVIFF Talks
Industry Days July 5 - July 8Industry Days July 5 - July 8 ContactsContacts
VideogalleryVideogallery GalleryGallery
HistoryHistory Festival GuideFestival Guide