But Beautiful- Nothing Exists Independently

by Erwin Wagenhofer

But Beautiful- Nothing Exists Independently


Everything's gonna be fine.

Filmmaker Erwin Wagenhofer doesn't make it that easy for himself. In his latest film BUT BEAUTIFUL he’s looking for the beautiful and the good in life and he finds people who break new ground. What could a good, a happy life look like? Is a "different" life actually possible? The result is a film about new perspectives without fear, about connectedness in music, nature and society, and about people with different ideas sharing one big common goal: a sustainable world.

Women without formal school education who build solar panels for villages all over the world. Permaculture visionaries on La Palma who transform wastelands into a green paradise. A forester who develops and builds the healthiest houses in the world. A spiritual leader with a waggish sense of humour and essential messages. His Tibetan sister with a big heart for the youth. A young jazz trio, an established pianist and a soulful Colombian singer, who bestow upon us the sound of beauty.

BUT BEAUTIFUL connects them all.

Everything's gonna be fine?

Everything could turn out to be.



2019: But Beautiful
2013: Alphabet
2011: Black - Brown - White
2008: Let's Make Money
2005: We Feed teh World


Kenny Werner
Barbara & Erich Graf
Shanaz Banu
Bunker Roy
Kamla Devi
Lucia Pulido
Erwin Thoma
Mario Rom
Lukas Kranzelbinder
Herbert Pirker
Jetsum Pema
Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama


Director: Erwin Wagenhofer
Screenwriter: Sabine Kriechbaum, Erwinwagenhofer
Director of Photography: Erwin Wagenhofer
Producers: Sabine Kriechbaum, Erwin Wagenhofer
Co-Producer: Peter Rommel
Production companies: Imagine Film Cooperation GmbH, Rommel Film GmbH
Co-Production companies: Primas Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH, ORF, RBB

Technical Data

format: DCP / colour / 5.1
length: 116 min.
original language: German, English, Hindi and Spanish

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