THE BURDEN OF MEMORY – Albert Meisl (Austria, 2016) 19’36”



Mr. Fitzthum, a young aspiring musicologist was sent to the not-so-young musicologist Mr. Szabo to do research in his apartment for a valuable music-sheet that Szabo has borrowed years ago for a never-completed dissertation. But Szabo who collapsed mentally under the weight of valuable archival material and defect sanitary forces Fitzthum deeper and deeper into his dysfunctional systems of life.


Director Biography – Albert Meisl was born in Munich, Germany. He studied German literature and film science at universities in Munich and Berlin, acting at Salzburg’s Mozarteum, and directing and scriptwriting at the Film Academy of the University of Performing Arts in Vienna. He works as a journalist and scriptwriter, and as an assistant film director and dramatic advisor for the theater. In 2008 he was personal assistant to Götz Spielmann for the shooting of Revanche. Documentary filmography: the short ninety-eight (achtundneunzig, 2004) and the feature-length Final Station Ostkreuz (Endstation Ostkreuz, 2007). Dramatic works: one of nine segments in Pains of Youth (Krankheit der Jugend, 2007) and the short films Marzenka (2014) and The Burden of memory (Die Last der Erinnerung, 2016)