Run-Time: 1 x 50 min.
Directed by Kurt Mündl
Written by Kurt Mündl
A co-production of ORF, Land Niederösterreich, bm:bwk and Power of Earth Productions
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED) , Spanish (DUBBED)
Waldviertel - The Enchantment of a Rugged Land
Waldviertel - Vom Zauber des rauen Landes
Vienna's forests make a visual impact on the city's scenery - being a source of life and sanctuary at the same time: They are omnipresent and an enormous asset, taken for granted by many. Perhaps no other European capital boasts so many acres of forest per inhabitant. There are the well-known Vienna woods in the West and North, the national park of the Danube wetlands to the East, and numerous groves and green corridors right amidst built-up urban space.
Georg Riha's film makes forests in their enormous diversity an experience in its own right, spotting forest wildlife in dens and observing nature as the seasons go by. Based on superb filming equipment such as the track-based overhead Camcat system and the exceptional CamTL35 fast-motion camera, the film shows visual montages alternating between idyllic impressions and unusual camera perspectives and views.