All winners of the Österreichischer Filmpreis 2022. The award ceremony took place on Thursday, June 30 in Grefenegg.
Die Weltmaschine is a true hymn to life, freedom and art in all its forms. Erni Mangold proved to be the perfect protagonist, one could even say that the leading role was written with her in mind. One of the first films in which Christoph Waltz took part.
Perfectly in line with the Austrian cinema of the time, Freunde stages a sentimental drama, in which, however, there is no reference to the war that had just ended. The story of the three protagonists is set in the 1940s, but could take place in any historical period.
Violence, coldness, vacuity. These could be the three key words to characterise Michael Haneke’s Glaciation Trilogy. The characters are executioners and victims at the same time. Executioners against other human beings (but also against themselves), victims of a world in which there the human being as such is no longer considered.
Sotto le Stelle dell’Austria 2022 kicks off. In Rome, at the Forum Austriaco di Cultura, from June 21 to July 6, 2022.
Lively, colourful, ironic and self-ironic, The Ballad of Maria Lassnig, the latest short film by the famous Carinthian painter, is a veritable hymn to life and beauty, which has always made us all feel younger, richer and happier.
There is no need for any caption in The Days and the Year. The images simply speak for themselves and through a strongly contemplative directorial approach they find their ideal depiction.
Lively, ironic, colourful and incredibly vibrant, Super-8-Girl Games perfectly represents all the creativity of two sharp gazes eager to find and experiment with new film languages. Although amateurish, films shot in Super-8 have always fascinated viewers and filmmakers alike. Ursula Pürrer and Hans Scheirl proved this once again.
In Notes from the Basement, Rainer Frimmel has selected and edited a series of films shot by the stretcher-bearer Peter Haindl between 1993 and 1999. Films in which the protagonist first shows us the house in which he lives, then finally appears in front of the camera, tells us about his everyday life and his attitude towards life and the world around him. Just like the protagonist of the famous monologue Der Herr Karl, written by Helmut Qualtinger and Carl Merz in 1961.
Although incomplete, Diana bathing – directed by photographer and chemist Johann Schwarzer and produced by the controversial Saturn-Film – is an important element in Austrian film history, which amuses us and can give us just two minutes of pleasant lightness.