Edgar Honetschlägers witty dialogue with his 100-year-old neighbour conquered the festival audience and the jury members:
OMSCH, one of the 19 entries to the Visions du réel main competition was awarded the Buyens-Chagoll Prize.
The Jury has been touched by this film due to its joyful life affirming statement, that manages to become a fascinating work
of art, nuanced with humour and complicity. Thus the film suceeds in moving beyond the limitations forced on us by the dominant
Buyens-Chagoll Prize is given to a film of a humanist dimension focusing on stories developing values that confer meaning
to the future of mankind
OMSCH by Edgar Honetschläger (Edoko Institute Film Production, Kulturverein Frankly Speaking)
supported by: bm:ukk, bmask, Stadt Wien Kultur, Land Oberösterreich
If you drink this juice youll make it to a hundred says the young man to his old neighbor, who replies:
I made it to a hundred without this juice, didnt I? Humor and wit form the basis to a friendship that bridges
a huge age-difference and allows the centenarian to resume: For me the best part of life is being old.