Undoubtedly one of Vienna’s most authentic institutions, since 2002 the Metro Kinokulturhaus has also been the headquarters of the Filmarchiv Austria, which, after taking over the building, also oversaw its renovation and continues to be a reference point for Austrian cinema today, offering, among other projects, also exhibitions and events.
The Grazer Stadtfilm is a fundamental work regarding film history in Styria. The film pioneer Fritz Muchitsch created a monumental work, which in turn also provided an important chapter in the history of the Graz.
Located in the small town of Sillian, close to the border with Italy, the Grenzlichtspiele Sillian is currently the most important film museum in the Tyrol.
The Gierke family is actually the family that contributed the most to the spread of cinema in Styria. With great curiosity and passion, Oskar Gierke was able to create a true empire, ensuring that the locals could fully enjoy this new, magical invention.
The feature films produced in Austria in the 1920s were generally based on literary works or, alternatively, dramas involving historical events from the past. Within them, successful time shifts transported the spectator, time after time, to new worlds and new realities.
With a career that began already in the silent era, Gustav Machaty maintained forever – even once sound film had taken over worldwide – his marked aesthetics, an image of constant topics such as the loneliness of the human being, the desperate need for happiness and death.