Month: August 2022

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…A CAR…

There is no need in …a car… for special effects or directorial virtuosity. Carola Dertnig opted for a simple and essential approach, which proved to be the winning solution to create a strongly ironic and self-ironic short film.

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DAS LETZTE PROBLEM

Goldfish have very powerful eyesight and are able to see what humans often miss. Who is the mysterious killer? Das letzte Problem cleverly takes its cue from what has been made in the past while at the same time creating an enjoyable, adrenaline-fuelled detective story with a welcome retro touch.

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AUSFLÜGE IM MARIAZELLER GEBIET

When Ausflüge im Mariazeller Gebiet was made, several years had already passed since the birth of the cinematograph and also sound film was gradually taking hold. Yet in Austria this new phase would come a little later. And even during these last years of the silent era, essential and elementary directorial approaches were often to be found.

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CLUB TOURISTI TRIESTINI – CENTRAL EUROPEAN CULTURE IN TRIESTE

In Italy, there is an association that has been dealing with Central European – and consequently also Austrian – culture for years in the beautiful city of Trieste. We are talking about the Club Touristi Triestini, chaired by Alessandro Sgambati and which has, in the past few weeks, gained attention for a special event dedicated to contemporary Austrian literature related to Trieste.

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HELP, I SHRUNK MY TEACHER

Help, I shrunk my Teacher is a film of international scope that is clearly inspired by contemporary US entertainment cinema and also aims very much at an extensive distribution abroad. Yet, despite this, we cannot fail to notice an almost television-like approach that, together with sometimes excessively contrived special effects, makes the whole thing easily forgettable.