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Sunday, December 16, 2018
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The international film festival beckons with new films from celebrated auteurs, international gems, intriguing documentaries and Christopher Walken As the carefree warmth of summer gives way to a reflective autumn, and Vienna’s open-air cinemas head back into hibernation, the schedules are cleared of summer blockbusters and more serious fare comes into focus. What better way to kick of the season than...
yiza
Austrian author Michael Köhlmeier looks at the refugee crisis from a child’s perspective. Michael Köhlmeier’s startling new novella Yiza is written so bewitchingly unadorned that one can lose sight of the trauma and brutality contained within. “The man was her uncle,” Köhlmeier begins. “She didn’t know what the word meant. She was six years old.” Here, Köhlmeier introduces us to...
wien modern 2017
Contemporary music is center stage again for the 30th year running Loud, emotional, noisy or sublime – contemporary music has many faces, some of them challenging for laypeople to understand. Fortunately, for the last 30 years Wien Modern has committed to making the cutting edge more accessible by adding art installations, performances and video into the mix, creating an audibly...
©Warren Richardson - Hope for a New
Photojournalism’s finest comes to Vienna With the dissemination of images today moving faster than the shutter speed of a camera, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Amid the deluge of often banal snapshots, it’s no wonder we crave stories of truth, insight, nuance and awe. Luckily, the World Press Photo exhibit is returning for its fifteenth year in Vienna to celebrate...
In this documentary, a small island community struggles to face its problems with dignity Director Jakob Brossmann expertly captures the mood on this small island (population: 4500) on the forefront of the refugee crisis, alternating scenes with evocative images of the Mediterranean off-season. Giving time to both migrant issues and everyday trials like restoring essential ferry service to Sicily, the...
weird vienna
The city likes to claim “Vienna is different.” Now Harald Havas’ new book Weird Vienna proves it Devotees of American pop culture will surely have noticed that Vienna is not big on drive-in movie theaters. In fact, the only Austrian establishment of this kind that managed to gain some traction is in the suburb of Groß-Enzersdorf, on the city’s edge....
Moonlight
Barry Jenkins’ Oscar winner - Moonlight - tackles contemporary issues, captivating critics and festival audiences A semi-autobiographical cinematic memoir, Moonlight tells of poverty, prejudice and drug abuse in bustling Miami by following young Chiron, as he tries to reach adulthood. Battling harsh emotional conditions in a hostile environment, Chiron is played by several actors as the character ages and deals with...
David Clay Large’s engaging history: The Grand Spas of Central Europe  In a sense, David Clay Large took a lifetime to write The Grand Spas of Central Europe.  Even as a young academic he understood – as his sub-title A History of Intrigue, Politics, Art and Healing makes clear – that the spa towns of Karlsbad, Marienbad in Moravia, of...
score
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 a scene while never overshadowing it. But music has a profound, intangible effect, raising pulses and emotions; the very best scores remain with you long after you’ve forgotten a movie’s plot or...
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