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How Austrian and American Film Influenced Each Other to Make Experimental Films That Changed the 20t...

...those eager students was Austrian film artist and guest speaker Peter Tscherkassky: “My first contact with avant-garde film was in the 1970s in a film history class. I fell in...

F for Film

...suggest films, but hers will be the final decision. BIG SCREEN, BIG WORLD Film festivals have mushroomed. Over 3,000 run worldwide, around 75 percent created in the last decade, with...

Before Sunrise: Celebrating 25 Years of Vienna’s Iconic Film

...anniversary of the filming of Before Sunrise, for a retrospective of his films and three days of public workshops at the Vienna Film Museum. The choice of Vienna for Before Sunrise was not...

Metropole’s Ten Films to Watch at the Viennale 2021

...Oct 24, 20:30 Filmmuseum. Highly regarded as one of Britain’s foremost contemporary directors, Terence Davies will be honored at this year’s Viennale with a screening of his entire filmography, including...

On Screen: Short Film – Alles Wird Gut

...of the Austrian Film Award 2015 as well as a Rail d’Or at Cannes, the simple but gripping 30-minute film unfolds over the course of a day. An eight-year-old daughter...

Nina Kusturica – Filming Migration Stories

Film and theater are often the best ways to come to terms with wrenching human experience. This has certainly been true for filmmaker and director Nina Kusturica, who ever since...

Let’sCEE Film Festival: CEElebrating 2017’s Awardees

In the presence of numerous international guests including up-and-coming filmmakers at the Let’sCEE Film Festival‘s award ceremony, nine prizes were bestowed last Saturday night at Vienna’s Urania Kino. The night...

Film Festival: CEEing is Believing

...to the Caucasus. Showing over 140 films over six days and featuring competitions for features, short films and documentaries, the LET’S CEE Film Festival brings together nine countries of the...

Nadiv Molcho’s First Feature Film, The History of Now

...before filming. “We started rehearsing the dialogue, and I quickly realized: ok, we’re not really getting it, it doesn’t sound natural. I need this film to be realistic, to reflect...

When you see Vienna in a Hollywood Movie, That’s Because of the Vienna Film Commission

...Staatsoper. It’s a spectacular scene crowning the 2015 blockbuster Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, made possible by the behind-the-scenes efforts of the Vienna Film Commission. Celebrating 8 years of supporting filmmakers...

Dark and Morbid – How Germans Perceive Austrian Films

Austrian films have a reputation for being quite disturbing. This approach to filmmaking goes well with the dark humor and sarcasm that Austrians are known for. But where does this...

Ever Wondered How a Film Score Is Composed? This Documentary Is for You

The documentary Score gives a rundown on the history, impact and craft of composing film music. Film soundtracks and their composers wield subtle power: Ideally, their work remains unobtrusive, enhancing...

“Dangerously Good Films” at Vienna’s Lets CEE Film Festival

...this year promises quite a few surprises: under the motto “Dangerously Good Films,” the focus will be on the fight against ignorance and prejudice, with 155 films shown and special...

Catch Some Silver Screen Secrets at the Let’s CEE Film Festival

European cinema’s poorly charted east has more than a few surprises up its sleeve at the Let’s CEE Film Festival Committed to granting much-needed exposure to films from points east, Let’s...

Let’sCEE Film Festival: Danis Tanović’s “Death in Sarajevo”

The annual Let’sCEE film festival takes place in Vienna from March 21–27, showcases over 140 films and brings together nine countries of the Central and Eastern European region. The Urania...

Metropole’s Top 10 Movies at This Human World Film Festival

Presenting cinema with a conscience, This Human World International Human Rights Film Festival has raised awareness for a decade, living up to its name by covering countless topics from the...

On Screen: Independence Days – VIS Film Festival

...the movie format of carnival sideshows, short films today do what their feature-length cousins can’t: act as an experimental playground where creativity can run wild. Locally, many of the best...

Nocturnal Animals by Fashion Designer-Turned-Film Director Tom Ford

Tom Ford’s second film is slick and stylized like Italian leather After making waves with his debut A Single Man, fashion designer-turned-film director Tom Ford follows up with a neo-noir...

This Human World Film Festival

We are giving away 2 festival passes to This Human World film festival. Through the lens of film, it explores the vast complex of rights and freedoms, of being human...

The Slash Film Festival Annual Frightfest is for all Lovers of the Fantastic, Weird and Scary

...rather rabid community are marking their calendars a month earlier: For eight years in a row, the Slash Film Festival has been a point of pilgrimage for fans of fantastic,...

Eric Pleskow | Of Films and Forgiveness

...films of the 1970s and 80s to the screen, including Annie Hall, One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest, Rocky and Platoon. Born in Vienna in 1924 and forced to emigrate...

Film Stills: Magical Moments

Film stills as drama suspended, art as advertisement: Even if you’ve never seen the movie, chances are you know the image They are the indelible visuals of the 20th century;...

Slash Film Festival

...Film Festival, decidedly zombie-centric, kicking off with Austrian filmmaker Dominik Hartl’s apocalyptic comedy Attack of the Lederhosenzombies, followed by a tongue-in-cheek après ski afterparty for the dead. Aside from Hartl’s...

Brush up Your Yinglish for the Jewish Film Festival

...of food, parties and, as always, exceptional cinema, with most films either shown or subtitled in English. The festivities will start on Oct 1 with 1945, a film set in...

This Human World Film Festival 2016

Raising awareness for human rights on the silver screen A film festival with a social conscience, the 9th edition of This Human World visualizes human rights in all its forms...

Identities Queer Film Festival is Back in Town!

Proudly presenting an alternative to heteronormative cinema and queer since day one, the biannual Identities Film Festival holds the rainbow torch up high Providing a soapbox for discourse on queer...

10 Films you shouldn’t miss at the Viennale 2018

METROPOLE’s Top 10 Films at the Viennale! It’s that time of the year again: Today, the Viennale kicks off, Austria’s premier film festival! Featuring over 300 films from all over...

By Women about Women | FrauenFilmTage 2019

In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, the Vienna International Women’s Film Festival once again presents an eclectic selection. Drawing attention to accomplished filmmakers since 2004, the FrauenFilmTage takes pride...

Cinema and the City | 5 Films Set in Vienna

...be a fitting film noir setting, adding entropy and bleakness to an already cynical tale of betrayal and penicillin smuggling. A resounding success – the British Film Institute chose it...

Metropole’s 10 Films to Watch At the Viennale 2020

...a special program honoring the late German filmmaker and enfant terrible Christoph Schlingensief and even several films salvaged from this spring’s Diagonale. The usual festival center at the MQ may be...

Binu Starnegg

...Films at the Viennale! It's that time of the year again: Today, the Viennale kicks off, Austria's premier film festival! Featuring over 300 films from all over the world shown...

I am Gartenbaukino!

...campaign was a tremendous show of support from the community that has grown around the cinema, including stars, the prestigious Viennale film festival, the Vienna Shorts film festival and various...

Film

Current Month Date Title Post Date december, 2021 Calendar All Art Network Editors Family Film Food Markets & Pop-Ups Music Recurring Special Outside Stage...

Metropole’s 10 Films You Shouldn’t Miss at the Viennale 2019

Drawing over 93,000 cinephiles over two weeks, the Viennale remains Austria’s premier film festival and a veritable smorgasbord for film buffs, with over 300 features, documentaries and shorts as well...

10 Films you Shouldn’t Miss at the Viennale 2017

...29, 13:30, Metro Acclaimed actor/director Mathieu Amalric takes a decidedly meta approach to the legendary chanteuse, framing his biopic with a film production within the film, allowing fiction and reality...

Riding the Shōchiku New Wave at Filmmuseum

...the late 1950s and 1960s. Facing commercial and cultural irrelevance after youth-oriented blockbusters by rivals, Shōchiku, Japan’s oldest film studio, decided to break tradition by proclaiming a “new wave” of...

The Bosnians of Vienna

...Sarajevo Film Festival from 2009 to 2017, she is now completing a PhD in Film Studies at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.  Asja Makarević “Through my work with the...

Viennale 2015 – Part III: Drama, Documentary and an Astonishing Debut

...films. On the occasion of Daniel Brossman’s A Perception (Urania) there was even high dudgeon after the film’s screening. The director, three of his actors, including star Hermes Phettberg (Freiherr...

Events in Vienna

...Editors Family Film Food Markets & Pop-Ups Music Recurring Special Outside Stage Current Month Date Title Post Date december, 2021 Calendar All Art Network Editors Family Film Food Markets &...

Funding Austrian Culture

...sighed. Winning Strategies Many film shoots in Vienna are subsidized in some way; the upcoming adaptation of Stefan Zweig’s Schachnovelle obtained €350,000 from the Film Fonds Wien./(C) Vienna Film Commission Conversely, public...

Meet Aleksandar Saša Petrović, an Austrian Actor With Serbian Roots

...climb to the top of the Austrian film industry? Aleksander Saša’s film FUCHS IM BAU (Fox in a Hole), directed by Arman T. Riahi, premiered in the competitive category at...

Dotdotdot… Vienna’s Shortfilm Festival Keeps It Quirky

Vienna’s quirky short film festival encourages you to interact with the medium Celebrating the intensity and ingenuity of cinema’s short form, the past years have made the Dotdotdot festival a...

Werner Herzog Retrospective at Filmarchiv Austria

Iconic and iconoclastic, the famous German director is celebrated in a retrospective at the Austrian Film Archive Vienna’s Filmarchiv Austria currently has the distinction of hosting the first truly comprehensive...

Why we Loved Hell or High Water, a Western for the Great Recession at Filmcasino

...four Oscars including Best Film, Hell or High Water ushers the romantic bandit into the 21st century. Texas Elegy Director David Mackenzie sets the tone early: Scrawled graffiti bitterly declares...

On Screen: The Red Turtle

...release in 2017. In the meantime, Vienna’s animated-film enthusiasts can view a one-off screening at the Filmcasino on January 14th.   A new film from Studio Ghibli is always an...

A Spymaster’s Vienna – On the Trail of The Third Man

...Riesenrad swaying over the remnants of a gutted city and the underground maze of Harry Lime’s final desperate moments. Hailed by the British Film Institute as the greatest British film...

New Perspectives

It’s easy to be a film buff in Vienna: With not one but two film museums and numerous cinemas specializing in original-language fare, offbeat, independent movies are readily available. At...

Viennale 2015 – Part VI: Redemption, Dystopia and Fading Talent, or, Stanislawsky was right

...film, Dreamcatcher, as well as the founder of the Dreamcatcher foundation, after which the film is named: http://thedreamcatcherfoundation.org/who-we-are/. For 25 years Myers Powell lived with an alter ego. She was...

Frederick Baker, in Memoriam

...surfaces. The technique was to become a new theory of film art – “a niche art form between film, performance, and graphics” – that became a doctoral thesis and later...

Viennale – the New, the Old and the Remade

The international film festival beckons with new films from celebrated auteurs, international gems, intriguing documentaries and Christopher Walken. Photo @Alexander Tuma / Viennale As the carefree warmth of summer gives...

Best of Wiener Festwochen in English

...Festwochen with a politically loaded dance performance Fúria.   BERGMAN IN UGANDA Film & performance • Lingala with English subtitles Swedish artist Markus Öhrn showed the films of Ingmar Bergman...

Viennale 2015 – Part VIII: Drowning in the Wake of Charybdis

...the constraints of only one head, two eyes and a bicycle. The films were packaged under the usual genres: feature films, documentaries and short films, the feature films under Tributes...

Profile | Touching Stefan Ruzowitzky’s Oscar

...a film director was paved with intentions made real. Instead of wasting time and money on film school, he began working straight after college, taking jobs in television and advertising...

Metropole’s Top Ten Viennale Picks

Let Metropole help you choose the right course in the Viennale film feast With 300 features, shorts and documentaries shown over a mere two weeks, the Viennale International Film Festival...

Wienerland – Guns, Motorcycles, and Magic Made in Austria

Ever since the Lord of the Rings film trilogy turned swords-and-sorcery fantasy into a pop cultural juggernaut, demand for otherworldly film locations has gone through the roof: Director Peter Jackson,...

Viennese Design Firm Wideshot Makes big in Hollywood

...movie to submit to various film festivals. The goal is not to launch their own film studio. Rather, says Bertram, “it’s a way of showing what we’re capable of, to...

Culture Music | November

...it is precisely the evocative inner life of these soundscapes that lends them so well to film. Neuwirth has written a number of works for early silent films as well...

On the Road: On the Piste With Bond

...clinic in the most recent James Bond film Spectre. The modern gourmet restaurant, perched at 3,000m on the Gaislachkogel peak above the village of Sölden, is designed, as the name...

VIENNALE 2015-Part I: The Seduction of Cinema

...city from across Europe. Each year, the Viennale screens a carefully picked selection of about 300 new films from Austria and abroad, including international premieres of feature films, shorts and...

Op-Ed: Confessions of a British Casting Agent in Vienna

...pan-European plans. New projects are now coming my way, including a feature film project with the Viennese producer Norbert Blecha, filming in Austria, France and China – as well as...

On Screen: Viennale – Silver Screen Serengeti

...that film festivals excel at presenting. Film for thought The Viennale describes its program as a “school of seeing” – not in a didactic sense, but rather as a simultaneous...

Kosher Cinema

Vienna’s Jewish Film Festival once again presents a broad range of cinematic gems while documenting the achievements of those that came before us. With centuries of ups and downs –...

Grande Dame Susanne Widl Explains Coffeehouse Culture and the View of Vienna through Café Korb

...and film industry in the 1970s.” Widl’s famous Austrian colleagues like Senta Berger and Marisa Mell celebrated their international acting successes in Italy, not in Vienna. “I had my successes...

Myth, Mystery & Murder in Babylon Berlin

...  Images: © Frédéric Batier/X Filme Creative Pool Entertainment GmbH/ARD Degeto Film GmbH/Beta Film GmbH/Sky Deutschland This is an unpaid editorial article about the third season of Babylon Berlin and...

Fear Is Not an Option

...not emotion, and what is one of its fundamental qualities, if not empathy? The medium of film in general, and film festivals in particular, can provide a better forum for...

Vienna is the City of Spies in a new Thriller

...but a long-held fascination for film has led him to finally create his feature debut. Before City of Spies, he worked on numerous film projects for international organizations like the...

Where to Get Vaccinated in Vienna Without an Appointment

...1130, Hans-Moser-Park 1230, Auer-Welsbach-Straße opposite 61 Film Festival, Rathausplatz Visitors to the Film Festival or passers-by on short notice can get vaccinated at the vaccination box on Rathausplatz. Vaccination is...

Viennale 2015 – Part V: Migration, Diaspora and Loss –Portraits of the Banlieu, Theodore Bikel and ...

...film Dheepan, as the head of an albino elephant pores out of the screen, a full-blown embodiment of the elephant god, Garneesh, a recurring motif foreshadowing the weight of what...

Here’s our Guide to Vienna’s Vintage Movie Theatres

...stadtkinowien.at Filmcasino 5., Margaretenstrasse 78 (01) 587 90 62 filmcasino.at Metrokino 1., Johannesgasse 4 (01) 512 18 03 filmarchiv.at Austrian Film Museum 1., Augustinerstrasse 1 (01) 533 70 54 filmmuseum.at...

A Summer Highlight, Frameout Festival Turns Museumsquartier into an Open-Air Cinema

...area behind MUMOK has been transformed into yet another attraction: for 16 nights throughout July and August the large inflatable screen of the Frameout Film Festival takes over for a...

Join Christoph Waltz at the Viennale 2017

...acclaimed filmmakers on hand, it has often been the lesser-known films that have had the most impact: With its extensive selection of documentaries, retrospectives and non-Western cinema, taking a chance...

On Screen: Lights, Camera, Sacher – Behind the Scenes

ORF has the entire city wondering about the new big-budget mini-series filming at the Hotel Sacher Crossing the street from the Vienna State Opera, past the film production vans, I...

Viennale 2015 – Part VII: Mentors, Monsters and Demagogues.

...The opening scene is set, the camera pans peripatetically across the tree grove campus, anticipating the arrival of its new star lecturer, immediately drawing us into a film that sets...

From Canvas to Silver Screen

...grasp the intangible. The troubled life of Vincent van Gogh, who suffered in obscurity only to posthumously become the world’s most recognizable painter, offers plenty of material. And film makers...

Being Turkish in Vienna

...and their stories. During lockdown, they organized a festival of online film screenings, honoring films like Phases of Matter/ Maddenin Halleri, Mimaroğlu and Invisible to The Eye/ Ah Gözel Istanbul. ...

Viennale 2015 – Part IV: In Gartenbau, J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year

...Chandor’s third feature film. He has already been nominated for a Golden Globe for All is Lost, with Robert Redford. Through his example, Chandor also offers the would be filmmaker,...

COVID in High Places: Star Director Robert Dornhelm Tests Positive After VIP Event

...director Robert Dornhelm, 74, with a lifetime of credits in Austrian film and television, who was set to restart filming of the Netflix series of Vienna Blood, suspended because of the...

Hungarian Theater Is Threatened

With ringing speeches, folk songs and dance, leading Hungarian actors and directors joined over six hundred sympathizers and students of the University of Theater and Film Arts (SzFE) in an...

Lucky’s Last Tribute to the Iconic Harry Dean Stanton

...Paris, Texas, Stanton passed away last September at 91, just before Lucky’s release. He couldn’t have asked for a better curtain call. Starting April 6, Filmhaus, 7., Spittelberggasse 3, filmcasino.at/filmhaus...

Keeping It Together

...to hope. Opens Feb 25, Votiv Kino, 9., Währinger Straße 12. votivkino.at Opens Feb 28, Burg Kino 1., Opernring 19. burgkino.at Filmcasino, 5., Margaretenstraße 78. filmcasino.at (Fotos: © Filmladen Filmverleih)...

Culture Screen | November

...Nov 1 & 5, Gartenbaukino. 1., Parkring 12. viennale.at Starts Nov 13, Filmcasino. 5., Margaretenstraße 78. filmcasino.at Starts Nov 15, Burgkino. 1., Opernring 19. burgkino.at The Guilty A masterclass in...

Vienna’s Artists Bring the Best of Culture to Your Couch

...be broadcast online. Veronica Kaup-Hasler’s announcement on Facebook Cinema & Art The Filmarchiv Austria offers a rounded multimedia story of the cultural history of Viennese cinemas. Kino Welt Wien (Filmarchiv...

Remembering Ari Rath (1925 – 2017)

...turning point. Poetic Justice The phone rang again. “Hallo! Ja, super!” Plans were set for a friend’s birthday party and then some more arrangements made to see a film about...

Bosnia and Herzegovina | A Country in Search of Itself

...less safe than other European cities. Although the budgets for culture are often low, the country has developed a vivid festival scene, especially concerning film: the Sarajevo Film Festival has...

The Truth About the Vienna-born Bluetooth Bombshell Hedi Lamarr

...story!” laughs Michaela Lindinger, curator at the Wien Museum, whose recently published book Hedy Lamarr: Filmgöttin – Antifaschistin – Erfinderin (Hedy Lamarr: Film Goddess – Anti-Fascist – Inventor) takes on...

English Cinema Vienna | Our Top 5 Picks

...from silent to sound film. Filmcasino The Filmcasino was founded in 1911 and had a reputation for having the strictest ticket seller in Vienna. He gave young people who wanted...

Altes AKH |Forever a Student at the Vienna Commons

...time: 8 ½. Named after Federico Fellini’s celebrated film about filmmaking, this is one of Vienna’s few remaining video rental shops. Preferring the term “film gallery,” they manage to stay...

Winona Forever Single? ’90s Indie Icons Meet in Destination Wedding

...style. Case in point: Destination Wedding, a film that is nothing less than a revival of the classic romantic comedy of the mid-20th century – those witty battles of the...

Ilija Trojanow – Writing Multilingually in One Vernacular

...films, examining archival materials and collecting local stories: The essay A Time of Dogs: Homecoming to a Foreign Country from 1999; the film Forward and Never Forget – a Ballad About Bulgarian Heroes for ZDF...

Cinematic Comfort Food

...with her feature film debut Love Sarah, acelebration of female camaraderie and the joys of baking that seesthree generations of women coming together to transform a decrepit storefront in Notting Hill (where...

On Rathausplatz | Opera and Ballet Are Still Larger Than Life

The sun was setting as I walked down Josefstädter Straße towards the Rathausplatz. Stories of magical summer evenings had long tempted me, tasting foods from all over the world and watching films...

Shrinking is all the Rage in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing

...crafted a film unlike any other in today’s profitable but repetitive Hollywood. In a box office world replete with sequels, franchises, adaptations and reboots, his new movie Downsizing is both...

On Screen: Starlight Auditorium – Open-Air Cinema

...wie noch nie benefits from the Filmarchiv’s movie collection – the nation’s largest – and a partnership with the renowned Viennale film festival, celebrating the history of the craft with...

Hotel Orient | Vienna’s No Tell Hotel

...the arts. Some scenes in Orson Welles’ The Third Man were filmed here (Welles and the film’s screenplay author, Graham Greene, are said to have been hotel guests). Contemporary musician-author...

The Irishman | Gangster’s Elegy

...film is a return to form, with all three finding nuance and emotion in roles they’ve come to personify over their long careers. In life as in film, age begets...

The Documentary About Photographer Robert Frank, Don’t Blink Will be at the Gartenbaukino

...Undergoing a minor renaissance in Vienna, Robert Frank is everywhere at the moment – there’s a photo exhibition at the Albertina and a retrospective of his entire filmography the Filmmuseum....

Adrenaline Junkies – Austria’s Obsession With Extreme Sports and How It Changes Us

...Conversely, something feels missing when our lives become too safe. Kathryn Bigelow, the Oscar-winning film director, thrives in the high-pressure, billion dollar world of Hollywood film sets. “I don’t want...

What to Read in Quarantine | Books Recommended by the Metropole Team

...Future of Movies by Ben Fritz A great read for all film lovers. Written by the Wall Street Journal’s LA film and media editor and based on the infamous Sony hack from 2014, it...

Viennale 2015 – Part II: The Magic of the Very Big Screen

...on the distant world of 1960s movie magic, a classless luxury in a country still recovering from war. In life, as in film, setting matters. To the films: Laurie Anderson’s...

On Screen: Pasolini

Abel Ferrara recreates the final day of the Italian poet, film director and political radical Never one to shy away from controversy, director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant,The Funeral) pays tribute...