Archive of films Diorama / Diorama

2015, 28 min

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Year: 2016

Just like when viewing a diorama, this picture blurs the line between reality and its mere imitation. Kolja and Rocio broke up and an attempt to reconstruct their relationship quickly changes into a surreal journey through memories that provoke visions of what might have been.… Fulfilling the desire for true love, however, is harder than it seems.


Kolja and Rocio sit in front of a diorama of the desert – a place they never visited because they broke up before they could make the trip. In this stark landscape they return together to the light and rosy beginnings of their relationship. But they also revisit moments far more reminiscent of nightmare, as mutual recollections transform into surreal visions of what might have been.… Like the effect of a diorama, this striking film also blurs the line between reality and its mere imitation, but the feeling of unfulfilled desire for true love is more than real.

Anna Purkrábková

About the director

Clemens Pichler (b. 1977, Regensburg, Germany) worked as a stage technician for the State Opera in Munich after leaving school. In 2002 he shot his first short Shit Happens, screened at the Hofer Filmtage and at the Max Ophüls Filmfest in Saarbrücken. He is currently studying at the University of Television and Film Munich. In addition to working on his own movie projects, he also writes scripts for TV.


Michael Kalb Filmproduktion
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Clemens Pichler


About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Director: Clemens Pichler
Screenplay: Matze Goerig, Clemens Pichler
Dir. of Photography: Immanuel Hick
Editor: Matze Goerig
Art Director: Jil Bertermann
Producer: Michael Kalb
Production: Michael Kalb Filmproduktion
Coproduction: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
Cast: Helene Blechinger, Burak Yigit
Contact: Michael Kalb Filmproduktion, German Films, Clemens Pichler


Clemens Pichler

Film Director

Helene Blechinger



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