Peter Hengl

is a

Writer & Director

His first cinematic feature film is

A psychological horror thriller





It premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2022

and was shown at over 30 Festivals worldwide including
Fantastic Fest,
Sitges Film Festival,
Sydney Film Festival,
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival,
and many more.




What the press has to say:

Peter Hengl’s stunning debut Family Dinner finely balances the beauty and terrors of meat in a slow burning feature that’s cooked so tenderly, it falls right off the bone. - Dread Central

Family Dinner unfurls its methodical slow-burn tale in the days leading up to Easter Sunday, centering volatile relationships and strict, peculiar holiday traditions to create deep-seated psychological dread. - Bloody Disgusting

That Haneke-ian sense of inescapable doom ... it’s super effective brutal stuff. - Pajiba

The film is well written, especially well-directed, and perfectly cast. - Screen Anarchy

Hengl does a fantastic job of creating an immediate sense of unease. - Daily Dead

He co-wrote several works for TV with Marc Schlegel,

including the comedies

Curling für Eisenstadt


Man kann nicht alles haben

Together with Lola Basara

he is part of Capra Film



Some more info about Peter

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