In Animal we are shown a realistic as well as ruthless portrait of a world that few of us know. A world seemingly made up of spectacle, dancing, singing and lots of fun, which, however, when experienced from the inside, can turn out to be quite different from how we are used to imagining it. At the Viennale 2023.
Postal Austria is a little, precious film that is extremely intimate and personal. A heartfelt declaration of love by the director to her Austria. A decidedly unique product in which two personalities like Narcisa Hirsch and Hans Hurch (to whom the film is dedicated) meet (ideally), creating a beautiful harmony. At the Viennale 2023, as part of the retrospective dedicated to Narcisa Hirsch.
Rickerl is the story of not one, but many people who struggle every day for their dreams and for the people they love to be happy. The story of those who have made and continue to make so many mistakes, but who only with the help of those they love can overcome every difficulty. An all-Austrian story in which the Viennese dialect and Austropop music make everything even more colorful. At the Viennale 2023.
Realism, minimalism, music and even, from time to time, a welcome irony make Ich oder Du a captivating feature film both from the point of view of the story itself and from the point of view of its staging. A perfect picture of 1980s Vienna magically comes to life on the movie screen. At the Viennale 2023, as part of the Filmarchiv Austria’s retrospective Keine Angst.
Made in 1985, Sea Journey into the Night is an extremely topical and courageous feature film that takes a close look at the role of women within the society in which we live, resulting in a deep and never banal reflection not only on patriarchy, but also – and above all – on the importance of loving oneself. At the Viennale 2023, as part of the Filmarchiv Austria’s retrospective Keine Angst.
In Fear, a realistic and highly innovative directorial approach in which there is very little and essential dialogue ties in well with splatter scenes that are so reminiscent of 1980s Italian horror cinema, but which nonetheless find their own fulfillment here, revealing a strong, well-marked personality. At the Viennale 2023, as part of the Filmarchiv Austria’s retrospective Keine Angst.