The films Die Schreckentage von Wien by Rudi Mayer and October by Sergei Eisenstein deal with two similar topics, but seem, at the same time, completely antithetical in their directorial approaches. While in Mayer’s film, in fact, the July Revolt basically shows us how a protest caused significant damage to the city, Eisenstein’s film focuses on the needs of the citizens.
The Klezmer Project is not just a documentary about today’s most important klezmer musicians. Nor is this interesting work by Leandro Koch and Paloma Schachmann simply a love story between two young people who gradually discover that they have many more interests in common than might initially seem. What we have before us is a hybrid, multifaceted and extremely vibrant and colourful film. At the Berlinale 2023.
Details of hands that write or draw eyebrows on the faces of little girls, but also tired eyes, gazes staring into space and thinking faces that try to process wounds from the past become the absolute protagonists in Anqa. At the Berlinale 2023.
Stams is the imagine of a world of dreams, of fears, of hopes. The image not of one, but of many stories of young people who have chosen a difficult path, but who desperately want to live to the full with all that life has to offer them. At the Berlinale 2023.
Meticulously detailed and quite original in its costumes, with an excellent cast and locations that almost seem to belong to enchanted dimensions, Frauke Finsterwalder’s Sisi & I is definitely the most “feminist” version of all the feature films dedicated to Elisabeth of Austria. At the Berlinale 2023.
Ingeborg Bachmann – Journey into the Desert unfolds on two temporal levels: on the one hand, we witness the first encounter between the protagonist and Frisch, their toxic relationship and their separation; on the other hand, at the same time, we see the finally free woman, who tries to heal her emotional wounds through a long journey into the desert. The woman and then the writer. Through the woman, the writer emerges. At the Berlinale 2023.
In De Facto, there is no need for complex set designs, archive material, many actors or the on-set reconstruction of certain historical events. On the contrary, the director focuses on simplicity and the essential, opting for a well-thought-out and strongly minimalist mise-en-scène, which, however, perfectly succeeds in its intentions.
The Beast in the Jungle is an extremely refined work, where almost blurred images of bygone times contrast well with the now soft, now psychedelic lighting and the extravagant costumes of the protagonists. Images and music meet and almost never separate. At the Berlinale 2023.
Presentation of the Berlinale 2023. The 73rd Berlin Film Festival from February 16 to 26, 2023.
During the festival opening on March 21, the Diagonale’23 will award for the 16th time the Grand Diagonale Acting Award for services to Austrian film culture. The Diagonale is pleased to announce that this year’s award goes to the legendary actress Margarethe Tiesel. The theatre, film and television actress will personally receive the award – an artwork by Xenia Hausner – in Graz.