The Washing Machine

a film by Dominik Hartl
Country: Austria
Year: 2020
Length: 24' 30"

„No guarantee. No delivery.” Simon and Lea, a young couple, need to get rid of their broken washing machine. Instead of bringing it to the dump, they decide to sell it online. Hassan replies and actually picks it up. Mission accomplished? Not quite. When Hassan’s apartment is flooded, the story really takes off. An entertaining observational study about prejudice, false pride, and a hodgepodge of guilty conscience.

Stills/ Portrait Regie

1. Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film
(Austria, March 2020)*
2. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival (Germany, March 2020)*
3. Vienna Shorts (Austria, May 2020)
4. Shortynale Film Festival (Austria, August 2020)
5. Kitzbühel Film Festival (Austria, August 2020)
6. Festival of Nations (Austria, September 2020)
7. Edmonton International Film Festival (Canada, October 2020)
8. Hofer Filmtage (Germany, October 2020)
9. International Usak Winged Seahorse Short Film Festival (Turkey, December 2020)

Thomas Schubert, Brigitta Kanyaro, Aziz Çapkurt, Adem Karaduman, Aladdin Jameel

Direction/scriptwriting: Dominik Hartl
Production: Chris Dohr
Cinematography: Anna Hawliczek
Sound recording: Ken Rischard
Sound design: Tobias Schreiber
Editing: Rupert Höller
Casting: Madeleine Massmann
Set design: Lisa Ulrich
Color correction: Lee Niederkofler
Costume design: Monika Buttinger
Make up: Tom Mayr

* Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the festival was postponed or cancelled