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.
In Ulrich Seidl – A Director at Work Constantin Wulff allows us to ‘look behind the scenes’, to learn more about one of Austria’s most controversial and popular filmmakers, to fully understand his way of working, both on a film set and in theatre.
The room is very spacious, the sofa decidedly comfortable, the topics dealt with often excessively controversial. But that is precisely the point of Mutzenbacher: to allow everyone to identify with those who are usually strongly judged, feeling vulnerable in turn and trying to understand dynamics that are anything but simple.
For the Many – The Vienna Chamber of Labour is a fundamental document concerning the history of Vienna. An impressive, insightful and comprehensive fresco of a very important reality in everyday life. An essential film, which, together with the director’s previous works, almost gives us the idea of one of the many volumes of an encyclopaedia on Austria’s contemporary history that Wulff is slowly writing.
Everything is grey in The Future will not be capitalist. Concrete – often left exposed – reigns everywhere. And the human being, for his part, how does he react? Lost in their frenetic activities, employees do not even seem to have time to exchange a few words from time to time.