Closing Screening
Charles Eismayer is the toughest training officer in Austrian Armed Forces, he commands respect and fear. Ruthless for soldiers, without hesitation in his discipline and orders. When the new, shamelessly open about his homosexuality recruit Falak appears, the mask behind which the sergeant hides his true self starts to crack. For a man like Eismayer, loving another man cannot be reconciled with an image of a model soldier. Will he choose to protect his badass tough guy image, or will he follow his heart and desire?

“Eismayer” is based on a true story and touches on the subject of the stereotypical image of a man, as well as how sexual orientation is automatically associated with certain conventions and social roles.

🏆 Göteborg Film Festival 2023 – Dragon Award – International Competition, Nominee
🏆 Les Arcs European Film Festival 2022 – Audience Choice Prize – Best Feature Film
🏆 Les Arcs European Film Festival 2022 – Film Nuts’ Award – David Wagner
🏆 Max Ophüls Festival 2023 – Audience Award – Feature Film
🏆 Venice Film Festival 2022 – Grand Prize Venice International Critics’ Week – Best Film
🏆 Venice Film Festival 2022 – Queer Lion, Nominee

directed & written:

David Wagner


Gerhard Liebmann, Luka Dimic, Julia Koschitz, Anton Noori, Karl Fischer, Christopher Schärf, Lion Tatzber


Serafin Spitzer


Austria, Germany 2022

running time:

87 minutes


feature film

English/Polish subtitles

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