If Ulrich Seidl’s presence in Venice is, by now, almost a constant, many are waiting to finally watch his newest feature film: Wicked Games. What better occasion would there be, then, than to be able to premiere the film in the very place that brought him international fame in 2001? And yet, it seems, it will still be some time before we can see what the controversial mind of the Viennese director has come up with this time.
Joy shows us reality as it is, without sugarcoating anything, and yet is able to play skilfully with the viewer’s emotions even when (not) showing us the many episodes of violence the girls suffer.
The intimate, painful, deeply introspective Introduzione all’Oscuro is, according to the author, the most “spooky” film he has ever made. A film of light, shadows, now clearly defined, now irremediably blurred images.
Austrian cinema and its authors, in the context of well-known and lesser-known film festivals outside Austria.
The controversial Goodnight Mommy created something new by combining aesthetics and storytelling and drawing on the canons of expressionism.
Out of competition at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, Safari, the latest work by the famous and controversial Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl, shocked audiences and critics, and raised a lot of controversy about what he wanted to show in such a brutal and explicit way.