THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE ON EARTH

A film by Elke Groen
Documentary  |  87 min |  AUT  |  2020
A co-produciton with Groen.Film

SYNOPSIS

There is a small town in Austria called Pinkafeld, which gained adverse publicity as a “Nazi village” during the presidential election of 2016, when a majority of its citizens voted for their famous neighbour, the right wing candidate Norbert Hofer. What do people really think in regard to their homeland, refugees and populism? The community shows a society in transition, a microcosm reflecting Europe’s zeitgeist.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR INCOME WERE TAKEN CARE OF?

Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more imaginable than ever before – intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps. FREE LUNCH SOCIETY provides background information about this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation.

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FESTIVALS

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13th Zurich Film Festival
Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival
Crossing Europe 2017
Diagonale 2017 – Official Competition
CPH:DOX 2017 – Special Screenings
FIPA Festival Int. de Prog. Audiovisuels
A Design Film Festival 2017
Bergen International Film Festival
Socaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival
Dockville in Leuven
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Festival des Libertès
Foyle Film Festival
Int. Documentary Film Festival CENTER
Millenium Docs Against Gravity
Pan European Screening: 
Against Gravity (Poland)
El Documental Del Mes (Spain)
New Notions Cinema (Northern Ireland)
and Documentary Filmclub (Berlin)
Umwelttage olang in Südtirol
Take One Action Film Festival
Utopia by Goethe Institut:
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Haifa

13th Zurich Film Festival
Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival
Crossing Europe 2017
Diagonale 2017 – Official Competition
CPH:DOX 2017 – Special Screenings
FIPA Festival Int. de Programmes Audiovisuels
A Design Film Festival 2017
Bergen Int. Film Festival
Socaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival
Dockville in Leuven
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Festival des Libertès
Foyle Film Festival
Int. Documentary Film Festival CENTER
Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
Pan European Screening: 
Against Gravity (Poland)
El Documental Del Mes (Spain)
New Notions Cinema (Northern Ireland) and
Documentary Filmclub (Berlin)
Umwelttage olang in Südtirol
Take One Action Film Festival
Utopia by Goethe Institut:
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Haifa

13th Zurich Film Festival
Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival 2017
Crossing Europe 2017
Diagonale 2017 – Official Feature Film Competition
CPH:DOX 2017 – Special Screenings
FIPA Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels 2017
A Design Film Festival 2017
Bergen Int. Film Festival
Socaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival
Dockville in Leuven
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Festival des Libertès
Foyle Film Festival
Int. Documentary Film Festival CENTER in Moscow
Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
Pan European Screening: 
Against Gravity (Poland), El Documental Del Mes (Spain), New Notions Cinema (Northern Ireland) and
Documentary Filmclub (Berlin)
Umwelttage olang in Südtirol
Take One Action Film Festival
Utopia by Goethe Institut in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa

QUOTES

»Der schönste Platz auf Erden ist eine Bank unter einem Baum, könnte man in Anlehnung an den Eröffnungsfilm von Elke Groen sagen. Vielleicht ist es das darin portraitierte Pinkafeld im Burgenland. Vielleicht aber auch das Kino« – DIAGONALE.AT



»The film has the potential to challenge people’s stances and get them to consider an unconditional basic income!« – KLAUS KOFLER, FUTUROLOGIST

»A film that today has already documented the world of tomorrow.« – MICHAEL BOHMEYER, GRUNDEINKOMMEN.DE

INFO

RUNNING TIME – 87 minutes
ORIGINAL LANGUAGES – German
SUBTITLES – English
LOCATIONS – Austria
SCREENING FORMAT – DCP
SOUND FORMAT – Dolby Digital 5.1
ASPECT RATIO – 1:1,78
PICTURES/SEC – 24

CREW

WRITER
Elke Groen

DIRECTOR
Elke Groen

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Elke Groen

EDITOR
Stephan Bechinger

SOUND
David Almeida-Ribeiro, Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson
Andreas Hamza, Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer

PRODUCERS
Arash T. Riahi
Sabine Gruber
Elke Groen

CAST

Corinna Wagner
Familie Belal
Hans Jürgen Horvath
Horst Wascher

PARTNERS

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