About the Film
You want to have children? Say good-bye to your life.
We live in times of major demographic change, a growing aging population. The potential breakdown of our social security systems are central themes in sociopolitical discussions. The willingness to start a family with children is in decline. Why is this happening and what’s behind it?
Again, the approach of director Marko Doringer is a personal one: he guides the audience along the lines of his own life story, concluding his documentary series by returning to Vienna, his initial point of departure.LAUGHING AND CRYING is a gripping and humorous feature documentary rich in contrast about the life dreams of a whole generation.
LAUGHING AND CRYING is currently in production. Completion planned for winter 2020.
writer & director: Marko Doringer
script consultant: Andres Veiel
director assistant: Stefan Pircher Verdorfer
editorial staff: Susanne Spellitz / ORF
producer: Marko Doringer
Austrian Film Institute, Film Location Austria, government of Lower Austria, government of Salzburg
project development also supporter by: Filmfonds Vienna
supported by: ORF Film/Television-Agreement
produced by Marko Doringer film production
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