Month: November 2022

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LOVE MACHINE 2

Just as it was in Love Machine, in Love Machine 2 a series of gags complement a script that is at times a little too predictable, but which, overall, provides the viewer with an hour and a half of laughter. The charisma of Georgy (and, of course, of talented Thomas Stipsits) is the real focus around which the whole film revolves.

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RUBIKON

Rubikon is not a film that relies entirely on special effects or particular action scenes. What Leni Lauritsch has made is actually a successful and often adrenaline-fuelled Kammerspiel in which also important moral questions are raised. How are we responsible for the health of our planet? How important is it to think about safeguarding the common good? And, above all, what will happen to our children?

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CLAUDIA SLANAR AND DOMINIK KAMALZADEH: NEW FESTIVAL DIRECTORS BEGINNING JUNE 2023

The Diagonale is pleased to announce the Festival of Austrian Film’s new directorial team. In an unanimous decision by the general assembly, Claudia Slanar and Dominik Kamalzadeh have been selected to succeed Sebastian Höglinger and Peter Schernhuber as commercial and artistic directorship beginning in June 2023 and will be responsible for the festivals from 2024 to 2027.

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ZERO CROSSING

Zero Crossing was realised by Johannes Holzhausen in just three days. Nine people were interviewed inside a small room. What will happen to them, their children, their jobs? Will it still be possible to go on living peacefully in an Austria where there seems to be no more respect for human beings themselves and where certain dynamics of the past seem never really forgotten? Within the retrospective Österreich real of the Filmarchiv Austria.

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NO NAME CITY

Reality and fiction constantly alternate in Florian Flicker’s No Name City. Visitors have an idyllic impression of the place, while the camera, at the same time, is ready to reveal its every secret. Within the retrospective Österreich real of the Filmarchiv Austria.

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UNCOMFORTABLY COMFORTABLE

In Uncomfortably Comfortable we are never shown close-ups of the protagonist. He does not want to be filmed directly. Not even when he eats in his car. Meanwhile, however, his voice-over tells us his story. A difficult story, in which a severe trauma from the past has marked him forever.

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IT WORKS II

The images speak for themselves when watching It Works II. There is no need for anything else, not even redundant captions. And in fact, Fridolin Schönwiese’s sensitivity in telling us the stories of Gerald, Michael and Valentin must be recognised.