Die beste Stadt ist keine Stadt



A young man, sitting on a rusty hangar, playing his guitar. An abandoned wooden church, no longer needed, relocating to the outskirts of an urban expansion area for cultural interim usage. Nursery school children in a chair circle telling each other what they are NOT doing. In his essay film "Die beste Stadt ist keine Stadt" ("The Best City is Not a City"), Christoph Schwarz mixes multiple perspectives on Vienna's largest urban expansion area. They share a sentimental criticism of growth and a romantic refusal to progress while facing imminent ecological collapse, which seems more credible to us than any happy ending.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Christoph Schwarz

Written by: Christoph Schwarz

Sound Design: Matthias Peyker

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2020