The Way You Shine

A film by Evelyne Faye
A 2022, 80 min.
in Production


THE WAY YOU SHINE accompanies four strong personalities in various stages of life in search of their individual happiness, giving insight into the world of people who are perceived as “different” by society: people with Down syndrome.

THE WAY YOU SHINE tells the story of its protagonists who are at a crossroads in life regarding relationships, possible marriage, job search, asserting their own political voice; major decisions where “being different” is only one aspect of the challenges they face. Their stories show that we all share more in common than we think and how living and working with “others” could enrich our society.

This is a personal film about the efforts and the courage to lead an autonomous life; about the normality of being different and the necessity for inclusion.


Director, Script:

Evelyne Faye

Michael Schindegger
Ines Vorreiter
Lenka Mikulová
Editor & dramaturgical advice:
Joana Scrinzi
Sounddesign & Mixing:
Sebastian Watzinger

Dramaturgical advice:

Wolfgang Widerhofer


Production Manager:

Antonia Bernkopf


Executive Producer:

Michael Kitzberger



Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser



NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH


With support of:

Österreichisches Filminstitut
Filmstandort Austria
ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen