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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 […]

The Woman Who Sat In Saint Peter’s Chair

After the worldwide success of the Da Vinci Code it was perhaps not surprising that some two million people went to see Sönke Wortmann’s Pope Joan, the story of a woman who may have been the head of the Catholic Church in 9th century. It’s clearly fun to poke holes in the façade of ecclesiastical […]

The Struggle to be Loved

The Struggle to be Loved

Du bist nicht allein (You Are Not Alone) is a sensitively observed, bitter-sweet social comedy of depth and psychological insight. Everything comes together, with authentic performances, a poignant dialogue with perfect comic timing, and vivid cinematography. Set in the Marzahn district of Berlin, most of the action takes place in the 8th floor of a […]

Film Shorts

Das Leben der Anderen  Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others), directed by 33 year old German Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, beginning a new chapter in film history. In an unmistakable reference to the Orwellian dystopian vision of the future, Das Leben is set in 1984, a time when the Stasi (secret police), employing […]

Eavesdropping on ‘The Lives of Others’

Eavesdropping on ‘The Lives of Others’

With Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others), 33 year old Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck begins a new chapter in film history, with awards to back it up. Amongst all the other prestigious awards that have recently been showered on this film, including four at the Bavarian Film Awards and seven at the German […]

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