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The Path of Everyday Revolution

The Path of Everyday Revolution

Are you looking for something?” The voice sounds less than welcoming. Standing in the backyard of an apartment house in the 4th district, I immediately feel like the intruder I obviously am. “Is this the entrance to Planquadrat?” I say, trying to act self-confident and pointing to a locked door in the fence. “How did […]

Haneke’s Amour and Christoph Waltz: Cinema Supplants Skiing?

Haneke’s Amour and Christoph Waltz: Cinema Supplants Skiing?

      Michael Haneke’s Prizes and His Appetite for Spinach, 2 Dec. 2012 by Michael Pekler Malta provided the venue for the 25th European Film Awards. During the gala event in the fortress city Valletta, Michael Haneke’s Amour was the big winner – receiving four awards, including Best European Film. […] This time a […]

Haneke on Ageing, Loss – and Liebe

Haneke on Ageing, Loss – and Liebe

Austrian film enthusiasts couldn’t believe their ears last 27 May, when the jury at the Cannes Film Festival awarded Michael Haneke the prestigious Palme d’Or for the second time in four years, this time for Amour (distributed here as Liebe, in the English-speaking world as Love), a joint production of companies in France, Germany and […]

Teaching the Holocaust

Teaching the Holocaust

Leo Bretholz remembered the scene with perfect clarity, although some seven decades had passed. He had been standing in the courtyard of their family farm in the rain, looking up at his sister’s room, where he could see her cowering behind the window, her brown hair and pale face unmistakable though the glass. “She was […]

Outdoor Summer Screenings: 4 Aug.

Schrammeln (1944) Genre: Musical Starts: 21:00 Géza von Bolváry’s masterpiece about two brothers who experience the trials and tribulations of forming a Heuriger music quartet. Volxkino 17., Geblergasse 36-38 www.volxkino.at Orpheus and Eurydice Genre: Opera Starts: 21:30 Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera is based on the myth of Orpheus. Orpheus was a legendary musician who famously charmed all […]

Outdoor Summer Screenings: 3 Aug.

Outdoor Summer Screenings: 3 Aug.

Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald Genre: Austrian Comedy Starts: 21:00 The wandering and always free open-air series hits the 17th District with this 1979 Austrian classic featuring the forever beloved Helmut Qualtinger, and based on Johann Strauss’s music and Ödön von Horváth’s script. See full programme here. Volxkino 17., Geblergasse 36-38 www.volxkino.at   Alonzo King Lines […]

More Honors for Austrian Film

In an unprecedented sweep of this year’s Golden Globe Awards, top honors went to two Austrians, director Michael Haneke and actor Christoph Waltz, continuing a surge of recent interest in the country’s film industry. Haneke’s Das Weiße Band, submitted as a German production, gleaned the award for Best Foreign Film, while Waltz’s performance in Inglourious […]

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