Ars Moriendi oder die Kunst des Lebens Rosemarie Achenbach is 93 years old. Time and again, she has found the strength to liberate herself: During World War II, she was trapped under rubble following an aerial bombardment, but survived. As a pastor’s wife, she was trapped by the expectations of patriarchal post-War society. After her husband’s death, she took her life into her own two hands. She concluded her degree in philosophy and today she is writing her doctorate. She is writing about death, because “I am old enough for it”.
“ars moriendi – the art of living” is both the portrait of a woman and the portrait of a century now past.
Diagonale - Festival des österreichischen Films//2018
Award in the category Bester Kurzdokumentarfilm Diagonale 2018
VIS Vienna Independent Shorts//2018
Nomination in the category Österreichischer Wettbewerb