Mansur Madavi enjoyed surprising us, confusing us and making us completely identify with his protagonist. Just Behind the Door is a feature film that is both simple and complex at the same time. A feature film that treasures what has been made in the past, but nevertheless finds its own way, proving to be a true gem of Austrian cinema. As part of the retrospective Keine Angst by the Filmarchiv Austria.
An exciting and extremely topical thriller, Cold Hell is a much more complex and layered work than it may at first seem. Stefan Ruzowitzky has made not only a fresco of the city of Vienna in all its multiculturalism and controversial aspects, but also – and above all – a film that brings up complex and sensitive issues such as racism and patriarchy.
In Fear blows with the Wind, anguish is the common thread linking all the protagonists. Regardless of their age and social status. Manfred Kaufmann, for his part, has opted for an extremely realistic and essential directorial approach. Vienna is shown to us in a way that is quite different from the classic postcard images that are usually spread all over the world. As part of the retrospective Keine Angst by the Filmarchiv Austria.
An apparently simple directorial approach, which is in reality much more complex and layered than it may initially seem, gives us shots studied down to the smallest detail together with careful close-ups of the protagonist intent on his work. The Tuner is a visually stunning compendium of arts. At the Viennale 2023.