One Corner of Paradise

Portrait of a small piece of earth on which two countries happen to abut. A border crossing, previously important for customs, for the last petrol station before crossing to another state, for gastronomy. Since the motorway was built next to it and most of the traffic goes over it, the place has lost its importance. Only the pizzeris have remained and a hairdresser has opened her shop in a former customs building.
The border crossing connects two of the three countries in the border triangle, which have always been linked by family relationships, labor migration, as excursion destinations and by prejudices and wars.
The voices of people who work, live in this place or are connected to this border for other reasons blend to a narrative that is mixed with images of the mountains that define the landscape of this border.

  • Lisbeth Kovacic
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  • Runtime:
    28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 10, 2022
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  • Country of Filming:
    Austria, Italy
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    4K, Sound 5.1
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Director Biography - Lisbeth Kovacic

Visual artist, Director, Camera Woman, Photographer, Research Associate


minor border, 2015 (Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz, award for the best short documentary , Art Film Festival , Cannes, first price, ethnocineca, Vienna, Austrian documentary award, Tirana International Film Festival, Best European Short, Cinemigrante , Buenos Aires Special Mention)

#theircatsaswell, 2016 (Vienna Independent Shorts, Night of the Light: jury award, One day animation festival, Vienna: jury award for best sound, ZagrebDox Regional Competition, Special Mention)

step across, 2018

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