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Das versunkene Dorf

The stone steeple of the Alt-Graun church rises from the waters of lake Resia, in the Venosta Valley in South Tyrol. It stands as a lonely, silent witness to the horrible tragedy that befell Graun (Curon) and Reschen (Resia) in 1950, when both villages—with their unique natural and cultural landscape—were submerged by the waters of the newly-built Resia dam and water reservoir. This documentary film project aims to give a voice to the tragedy’s last contemporary witnesses; those who stayed and those who left. We want to document their lives and fates in order to aid in the remembrance of their lost village, their lost home. But the film doesn’t look only to the past. It creates a narrative arc between the past and the present. On one hand, the tragic story of the Resia water reservoir’s creation is reconstructed in-depth, based on interviews with witnesses as well as historic film and photographs. On the other hand, the new, younger generation will give their perspective on the current situation. Through moving cinematic portraits, the filmmakers touch on the theme of “Heimat” (home) and its loss, and document the long-lasting effects of the Resia dam’s construction on past and current generations. The landscape of the upper Venosta valley through the changing seasons provides a stunning backdrop for this ambitious documentary

Georg Lembergh



  • Monday 20th : Press & Industry previews
  • Tuesday 21st : Opening Film, Opening Party, Sailer Retroperspective 
  • Wendesday 22nd : Start of the Competition 2018,  Cinema in the City 
  • Thursday 23rd : Drive In Theater “Dirty Dancing” 
  • Friday 24th : Open Air event at Kitzbueheler Horn, Drive In Theater “Drive”
  • Saturday 25th : Award Ceremony and Closing Party 
  • Sunday 26th : Additional screenings of all awarded films of FFKB 2018



  • Monday 20th : annual members meeting of the FFKB Association
  • Tuesday 21st : Opening Night
  • Wendesday 22nd : Jury’s “Weisswurst Brunch” 
  • Thursday 23rd : Directors and Producers Brunch,  Drive In Theater #1 including a Concert & BBQ.
  • Friday 24th : Sundown and Warm-Up at the Kitzbueheler Horn, Drive In Theater #2 including a concert & BBQ, “Alpinesdating” Pitches (Forum for Producers),  FFKB-Alumni party
  • Saturday 25th : “Alpendating” Brunch in cooperation with FFF (Bavaria), IDM (Alto Adige), ÖFI (Austria), Zürcher Filmstiftung (Switzerland)
    Award Show & Gala Event 

Country Italy
Year 2018
Length 82
Language Deutsch
Director Georg Lembergh
Georg Lembergh
Producer Hansjörg Stecher
Thomas Menghin
Georg Lembergh
Editor Christin Gottscheber
Cast Zeitzeugen

Playtime and Theater

FR. 24.08. 17:15