But Beautiful

Nichts existiert unabhängig

Everything's gonna be okay.

Filmmaker Erwin Wagenhofer doesn't make it that easy. In his latest film "But Bwautiful" he looks for the beautiful and the good and shows people who break new ground. What could a good, successful life look like? Is a "different" life possible at all? The result is a film about perspectives without fear, about connectedness in music, nature and society, about people with different ideas but one big common goal: a sustainable world.

Women without school education who build solar systems for villages all over the world. Permaculture visionaries on La Palma who transform wasteland into new greenery. A forester who develops the healthiest houses in the world. A spiritual leader with mischief and essential messages and his Tibetan sister with a big heart for youth. A young jazz trio, an established pianist, a soulful Colombian singer, who convey the sound of beauty to us. "But Beautiful" connects them all.

Everything will be fine? Everything can be good.

Director(s): Erwin Wagenhofer
Script: Erwin Wagenhofer, Sabine Kriechbaum
Production: ARTE, arte, Arte, Sabine Kriechbaum, Kathleen Reinicke, Claus Falkenberg, Imagine Film Cooperation, Rommel Film, Prisma Film, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
Music: Paul Zauner
Actors: Kenny Werner, Mario Rom, Lucía Pulido, Erwin Thoma, Barbara Elisabeth Graf, Erich Alfried Graf, Sanjit "Bunker" Roy, Dalai Lama, Jetsun Pema, Shahnaz Banu, Kamla Devi Basanta, Lukas Kranzelbinder, Herbert Pilker
Year: 2019
Duration: 116 min
Our age recommendation: 12
Language (audio): German
Country of origin: Germany, Austria
Shooting Locations: Germany, Austria
Screening rights: DCM Film Distribution (Switzerland) | Filmladen Filmverleih (Austria) | Pandora Film (Germany) | The Match Factory ()

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Main topic(s): Human Potential
Secondary topics: art forest
Mentions: permaculture music solar cooker bees honey wood tree the good life
Topic Page(s): Human Potential

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