This portrait of the great Austrian writer combines a brilliant monologue delivered by Thomas Bernhard and the artful film work of Ferry Radax. The location chosen for three summer days is a park in Hamburg full of huge old trees. While sitting on a white bench, Bernhard talks about dark childhood memories, his youth, and his struggles with writing. A striking element is his high praise of obstacles as "material for the brain."
Ferry Radax about his film 'Thomas Bernhard - Three Days'.
An interview with Ferry Radax by Georg Vogt in 2006
In an interview conducted by Georg Vogt, Ferry Radax talks about the work process during the production of the film and how his shooting concept enabled Bernhard to open up and talk about his past for the first time, which later appeared in his autobiographical prose. (Brigitta Burger-Utzer)