The Shine of Day

The Shine of Day

Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel

Austria, 2012, 88 min., German


Philipp Hochmair is a young and successful actor who lives between Hamburg and Vienna. His concept of freedom is in his hectic existence which makes him be -without a break- in and out of illustrious characters’ shoes, like Goethe, Büchner or Handke, and also having no sentimental ties. One day his uncle Walter knocks on his door. He is a drawn circus artist to whom Philipp’s father doesn’t want to see again. They cultivate a friendship not exempt from friction, but the young actor will soon start to be open to those around him upon their encounter. As if it were a chapter of a coming-of-age novel, Der Glanz des Tages confronts models of the person and role models in search of a reflection of the unfathomable in any life.


Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel

Tizza Covi (Bolzano, Italy, 1971) and Rainer Frimmel (Vienna, 1971) studied photography together in Vienna, more precisely at the Higher College for Graphic Art. Both of them earned their living as photographers as soon as they finished their studies, and were awarded some scholarships which helped them develop their profession in Rome, New York or Paris. Since 1996 they work together not only in the photography field, but also in theatrical and cinematographic projects. In 2002 they founded their own production company, Vento Film, to film more independently. In 2005 they were awarded with the Wolfgang Staudte at the Berlin Festival for their documentary Babooska. La Pivellina (2009) meant their fiction debut, obtaining the Europa Cinemas Label Prize at the Cannes Fortnight, and represented Austria at the Oscars.



2012 The shine of day

2009 La pivellina

2005 Babooska

2001 Das ist alles

The Shine of Day

Der Glanz des Tages

Austria, 2012, 88 min, Alemán

Dirección /Direction

Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel

Guión / Script

Tizza Covi, Rainer

Frimmel, Xaver Bayer

Fotografía / Cinematography

Rainer Frimmel

Montaje / Editing

Tizza Covi, Emily Atrmann

Producción / Producers

Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel

Intérpretes / Cast

Walter Saabel, Philipp Hochmair

Compañía productora / Production company

Vento Film Productions GmbH

Compañía distribuidora / Distribution company

Austrian Film Commission

Siftgasse, 6

A-1070 Viena,


T. 43 1 526 33 23

F. 43 1 526 68 01


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