This film will be playing at the AoDR 2024 Festival between the 5th – 21st January, 2024.
This film was selected at the AoDR 2024 Festival, and was available between the 5th - 21st January, 2024.
The staff of the AoDR Film Festival wanted to highlight this great and intimate feature film. This film explores all of the minutiae of relationships: the little sacrifices, the little jabs, the familiar touches. Add into that the way that people present themselves to the world and how an intrusive abnormal force (like a filmmaker with a camera) alters those perceptions, and brings to light things that might have been ignored otherwise.
Jasmin and Lee move back to Anif in the countryside of Salzburg, Austria; documentary filmmaker Amira accompanies them and films their relationship, gradually becoming part of a complicated three-way constellation. The feature film debut “PARA:DIES” is a smart docufiction and an outstandingly acted work about queer self-conception and forging of identity in times of obligatory self-expression and self-exploitation.