Private Project

ON THE WAY

The most magnificent expression of Schreiner’s longings and the culmination of his first period comes with Auf dem Weg. In this transcendental travelogue, the camera takes off and glides over volcanic landscapes, encompassing colour glimpses of Fra Angelico’s Pala dell’Annunciazione, children’s paintings and painting children, dedicated rehearsals of Elio Vittorini’s Conversazione in Sicila, (an important text for various Schreiner films: Straubians take note!), and a calmly riveting shot of a pregnant belly heaving, accompanied by the sound of breathing. It’s a quintessential motif in all Schreiner works: the sound of life itself spreading through the filmic space.

(Christoph Huber, Cinema Scope, 2010)

  • Peter Schreiner
    Director
  • Peter Schreiner
    Writer
  • Peter Schreiner
    Producer
  • Peter Schreiner, Sandro Decleva
    Cinematography
  • Michael Kreihsl, Susanne Schreiner
    Sound
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    AUF DEM WEG
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 hours
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 1990
  • Country of Origin:
    Austria
  • Country of Filming:
    Austria, Italy
  • Film Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:1,33
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Austrian Film Days 1990 (Premiere)
Distribution Information
  • echtzeitfilm - Peter Schreiner Filmproduktion
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Peter Schreiner

born 1957 in Vienna
studies at University of Music and Performing Arts,
Department Film and Television, Vienna
films since 1982
1982 Glaring Light (16mm, bw, 120 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
1983 First Love (16mm, bw, 100 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
1985 Children Film (16mm, bw, 110 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
1986-88 On The Way (16mm, bw/col, 120 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
1988-91 The Cimbers (16mm, bw, 116 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
1993-95 Blue Distance (16mm, bw, 95 min., sc, dir, ed)
2004-06 Bellavista (DV-35mm, bw, 117 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
2007-09 Totó (DV-35mm, bw, 128 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
2010-12 Fata Morgana (HD-DCP, bw, 140 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
2013-15 Lampedusa (HD-DCP, bw, 130 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
2015-18 Garden (HD-DCP, bw, 136 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
Awards:
Main Diagonale Award (Best Austrian Documentary 2006/07)
Advancement Award for Cinematic Art 2009
Diagonale Award (Best Cinematography, documentary film 2009/10)
Diagonale Award (Best Artistic Film Editing, feature fiction film 2019)
"Big Stamp" for the best regional film 2010, Int. Filmfestival ZagrebDOX, Croatia 2009
IFFI-Award 2016 for Best Documentary, Prize of the Town of Innsbruck, Austria 2016
Mirabile Dictu ICFF - Award, "The Silver Fish" for best director, Rome 2016
Human Time - Award for Best Featurefilm, Human District IFF, Belgrade 2016
Winner of the "Critical Eye-­‐screening", Lume Int. Filmfestival, Brazil 2011
best cinematography, 4. Int. Documentary Drama Filmfestival, Saratov, Russia 2007
'Personale' (retrospective), Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film 2010 - Graz / Austria
'Focus Peter Schreiner', Cinemigrante International Filmfestival 2016 - Buenos Aires / Argentina
festivals and screenings:
Int. Forum des Jungen Films - Berlin, Mostra Int. d'Arte Cinematografica - Venezia , Karlovy Vary Int. Filmfestival, Int. Filmfestival Rotterdam, São Paulo Int. Filmfestival, Buenos Aires Int. Filmfestival, DocLisboa Filmfestival, Denver Film Festival, Bradford Int. Filmfestival, Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Films, Documenta-Madrid, Era New Horizons - Wroclaw, Split Int. Festival of New Film, Duisburger Filmwoche, Saratov Sufferings Int. Filmfestival, DocPoint Helsinki, Full Length Festival Lublin, Austrian Cultural Forum - New York, Mediterranean Experience - Reggio/Calabria, ZagrebDox Int. Documentary Film Festival, Jeonju Int. Filmfestival - South Korea, European Film Week Tehran, Transilvania Int. Filmfestival, Cinédécouvertes Competition - Belgium, dfi-Symposium "Töne sehen - Bilder hören" - Köln, Italian American Institute - New York, European Film Days - Tokyo, Lume Int. Filmfestival, Int. Film Festival "A man`s shadow"- New Caledonia, Bildrausch Filmfestival Basel, Isola Cinema Int. Filmfestival, Festival du nouveau cinema - Montreal, Copenhagen architecture x film Festival, Shadow Filmfestival Amsterdam, Würzburger Filmwochenende, Int. Filmfestival Innsbruck, Filmschau Visionary - sixpackfilm, Walserherbst, Lessinia Filmfestival, Der Neue Heimatfilm - Freistadt, Riga Int. Filmfestival, Trento Filmfestival, Mirabile Dictu Int. Catholic Filmfestival - Rome, Human District Int. Filmfestival - Belgrade, A Film for Peace Int. Filmfestival - Udine, Indie International Film Festival Belo Horizonte - Brazil, Cinemigrante International Filmfestival - Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sose International Filmfestival - Armenia / International Filmfestival Carthago, Tunis, Tunisia / Festival Internacional de Cine de Autor, Guadalajara, Mexico / Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival a. o.
television:
ORF (Kunststücke), OKTO (Oktoskop)

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