The End of the Neubacher Project

The film tells the story of filmmaker Marcus J. Carney and his mother’s family, which struggles with a Nazi past and even greater entanglements and deeper levels of denial. Carney never blinks in the face of their agony – and his camera never avoids his own. He never stops shooting. He exposes himself as much as he exposes the rest of his family. As he stares without self-pity into the past and the tragically evolving present, we see him learn not to judge his mother’s denials. He accepts that those denials have shaped him, too.

European Panorama 2007
Marcus J. Carney
Austria / Netherlands 2006
74 minutes
OV with German subtitles
Cinematography Marcus J. Carney, Ludwig Löckinger, Rolf Orthel
Editing Marcus J. Carney, Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Music Franz Hautzinger
Extrafilm Lukas Stepanik Schlösselgasse 22/6 1080 Wien T +43 1 581 78 96 F +43 1 971 25 49