Michael Pilz's Heaven and Earth is an epic documentary in two parts about life in the Styrian mountain village of St. Anna. The film is a documentary in the best sense of the word - a meditation on time, on nature and the struggles of man, as well as a record of a lifestyle ceasing to exist. "If you let it happen, the film will pull you into its cosmos; it is one of those works that teaches you to see and listen again." (Ulrich Gregor, 1983)
Himmel und Erde - Austria 1982 - Directed, photographed, edited and produced by: Michael Pilz - Music by: Konrad Bauer, Konrad Reiter, Norbert Wallner, Oswald Wiener - Sound recorded by: Georg Buigner - Premiere: February 26, 1983 (Internationales Forum des Jungen Films, International Berlin Film Festival)
DVD features (2-disc DVD)
- Himmel und Erde I: Die Ordnung der Dinge 1982, 136'
- Himmel und Erde II: Der Lauf der Dinge 1982, 149'
- 32 page bilingual booklet
Edited by: Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Wien
DVD authoring: Ralph Schermbach
DVD supervision: Michael Loebenstein
First edition: September 2010, Second edition: December 2020