Schwarz Weiss Bunt, which translates to Black White Color, is a gentle Austrian film centered around a perfect time in a young woman’s life. Matilda (Clara Diemling) is finishing college and her world is a cozy continuum from familial comforts of the past to the absolute perfection of her untested future. She’s all potential at this point. Things have gone her way with hard work and luck, and no sign of the trauma and nascent nihilism that adulthood will invariably bring.
“…a weekend in Vienna, full of experiences with family, friends, and strangers that will shape the course of her life.”
She is seeking a vision quest for what will matter most to her in life as she prepares to launch forward. Director David Moser introduces the audience to Matilda on a weekend in Vienna, full of experiences with family, friends, and strangers that will shape the course of her life.
Wrapping up her last day as a Barista in a Viennese coffee house, she meets Mikka (Sebastian Klemm-Lorenz), who approaches her about being part of his video project. He is collecting the stories of various people, all strangers to him. On camera, Matilda admits to apprehension about the future and wishes she could linger at this point in time. Or even return to a childhood that’s been light-hearted and illuminated by the love of her friends and family.
"…a gentle Austrian tale of the perfect time in a young woman’s life."