Sleeping with a Tiger by Anja Salomonowitz is a complex and layered. extremely rich and sophisticated feature film. A feature film that is never afraid to exaggerate. Just as our beloved Maria Lassnig did in her time. At the Berlinale 2024, Forum section.
Karl Köfinger opted mainly for a classical mise-en-scene, in his Wiener Neustadt, Schneeberg, Rohrbach/Gebirge. As was the case with his earlier films, the director deliberately avoided any experimentation. Yet within this work, signs of his unique directorial approach are evident.
Who was Edgar Allan? is a sophisticated detective story with a noir character in which a Venice that is often quite different from how we are used to imagining it acts as the perfect co-star. Michael Haneke, for his part, has succeeded perfectly in staging an intriguing yet twisted and highly controversial story.
Following the model of the first chapter, director Eva Spreitzhofer also uses the same basic topic for Wie kommen wir da wieder raus?, i.e. the shocking announcement of a rebellious daughter, which will wreak havoc on the precarious relationships that usually lie behind every family.
In Pebbles, Lukas Stepanik is particularly sharp in his staging of a past that, in reality, never died, while at the same time making a careful and never ordinary analysis of the society and world in which we live. As part of the retrospective Keine Angst by the Filmarchiv Austria.
Werner Schroeter has made Malina an incredibly topical feature film, attacking not only patriarchy, but also the entire society, which is so insidiously hypocritical. A stylistically sophisticated feature film that pays tribute to all the extraordinary women who worked on it. At the K3 Film Festival 2023, as a tribute to Libgart Schwarz and Ingeborg Bachmann.
Beautiful shots, dominated by the white of the snow, which does not give that classic feeling of infinite space – disorienting and distorted – but on the contrary is pleasant, perhaps because it is interspersed with the colourful jackets of the protagonists. Perhaps, the meaning of In the circle is simply this: in the end, we all move in circles, constantly searching for something. At the K3 Film Festival 2023.
Despite the complexity of its themes, The Fear of Deep Feelings by young filmmaker Lea Andexlinger is a true hymn to life with all its diverse and complex facets. At the K3 Film Festival 2023.
In Operation White Christmas, successful action scenes and a good pace that characterises the entire feature film from beginning to end pleasantly entertain the viewer, giving him an experience that is rarely enjoyed in domestic cinema. At the K3 Film Festival 2023.
Ironic, funny, pleasantly light-hearted, An Exciting Hunt manages to make even the most demanding viewer smile, and with its malice and directorial naivety gives us just under five minutes of light-heartedness.