Summer at an Austrian military base. The drone of lawnmowers, birds chirping; water sprays from a garden hose. An idyllic setting including “Waltz of the Flowers” by Tchaikovsky. Oskar Kokoschka is once meant to have said: “Weeds are nature’s way of opposing the governance of the gardener.” In Battlefield by Jannis Lenz, the conflict turns into a painstaking encounter.
Documentary, Short film