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Saturday, September 23, 2017
city spies espionage thriller movie
A film crew captures Vienna’s clandestine allure for the espionage thriller City of Spies The backdrop certainly isn’t reassuring: I’m in front of a vape shop on a deserted backstreet in a dubious part of Favoriten, Vienna’s rundown 10th district, nervously double-checking the time and address on my email. The newly painted storefront – plugging vials of flavored nicotine for...
film festival horror
Austria’s annual frightfest is more than just gore, celebrating the weird and fantastical While more conventional cinematic aficionados spend the entire year looking forward to the Viennale, a small but 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,...

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower
Stephen King’s post apocalyptic octalogy, abridged by Hollywood With its eight installments selling millions, it was only a matter of time until prolific writer Stephen King’s The Dark Tower would be singled out for the big screen. Featuring two of King’s most iconic characters, his magnum opus retells the battle between Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last member of an...
The Party
Devious, hilarious and insightful, The Party tears into the contemporary British intelligentsia The utter haplessness of the political left is one of today’s great unsolved mysteries, with legions of pundits wondering what happened to the idealism of the 1960s generation. A baby boomer herself, acclaimed British director Sally Potter certainly offers an answer in her latest film The Party, a...
Frameout Festival
An eclectic mix of cinema's finest, at one of the summer's hottest hangouts Any summer spent in Vienna pretty much requires a visit to the Museums Quartier: whether it’s for an exhibition, a late-night drink with friends or a bite to eat, the large open courtyard beckons with an expansive range of activities. For a decade now however, the quiet...
Tulip Fever
A star-studded cast, magnificent costumes and a story of feverish love Based on a bestselling 1999 novel by prolific English novelist Deborah Moggach and adapted by Academy-award winning playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, Tulip Fever is set against the backdrop of an infamous investment bubble in 17th-century Amsterdam for a riveting historical drama of lust, betrayal and revenge: A struggling...
queer film festival
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 identity and equality between all, for ten days, the Gartenbaukino, Filmcasino and Metro Kino will serve up an expansive buffet of queer cinema of all stripes, including both mainstream and...
Vienna film commision
No Mission is Impossible A damsel in yellow silk pressed tightly against his body, special agent Ethan Hunt (alias Tom Cruise) is roping down from the roof of the Vienna 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...
volxkino
The silver screen – coming to a park near you. Every summer, Vienna’s cinephiles are spoilt for choice with a large selection of open-air cinemas screening classics under the balmy night sky. But while the venerable Kino Unter Sternen (sadly cancelled this year) and Kino Wie Noch Nie capitalize on their breathtaking backdrops (Karlsplatz and Augartenspitz, respectively), Volxkino goes a...
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