AUstrian PREMIERE DEPARTURE Diagonale 2018


Release date: 8 Mar 2019 8 pm Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus Vienna

Diagonale’19-Tribute Theater, Cinema, Wood:
- Wood lecture, 20 Mar 2019, 3–6 pm Atelier GAMERITH, Jakoministraße 16, 8010 Graz
- Premiere “Fräulein Julie” by August Strindberg, staged by Ludwig Wüst, 21 Mar 2019, 7.30 pm Schauspielhaus Graz HAUS EINS Tickets here 
- Egyptian Eclipse (D: Ludwig Wüst, AT 2002) shown at the Diagonale for the first time!
Followed by book presentation on Wüst’s creation by Claudia Siefen-Leitich: “HOLZ, THEATER, FILM”
- My Father’s House (D: Ludwig Wüst, AT 2012)
Followed by Diagonale im Dialog talk with Ludwig Wüst and Stefan Grissemann
- Short film program “Mavericks”
- DEPARTURE (D: Ludwig Wüst, AT 2018) 24 Mar 2019, 11.30 am KIZ Royal 

Masterclass Ludwig Wüst, 31 Mar 2019 Gartenbaukino Vienna


Statement Neil Young (Hollywood Reporter, Sight & Sound)

“Ranks highly among the most distinctive, dryly humorous and memorably atmospheric narrative features from Austria in the current decade. Wüst is a true one-off.“

Serpentines of the soul, der Tagesspiegel

Ludwig Wüst's “Departure“ is defined by reduction: one day, two characters, three locations. It's a road movie of the soul... more

Statement Werkstattkino München, Bernd Brehmer

“With it's emblematic visual language, the film appears like an japanese ink drawing, the minimalistic narrative as a filmed haiku.“


“I move around in a picture”. In Ludwig Wüst’s Departure two strangers reach a tacit understanding to journey together for a time, which leads them to a radical turning point... more

Berlinale Programme 2018

Two broken souls meet by chance in the countryside. A man and a woman, neither of them young anymore, both saddled with great disappointments... more

Cries and Whispers. Ludwig Wüst's DEPARTURE towards the last things

In the beginning, there is a cry, an enduring, angry cry thrust against the flogging rumbling of a train. It arises from the depths of an irrepressible breast and plays out as the first powerful tonal apex of Ludwig Wüst's newest film... more


A man leaves a woman, a woman leaves a man. Both meet for a short while. Great changes await them at the end of this journey. more