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Sunday, February 17, 2019
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 is a veritable cinematic buffet. But sifting through their extensive menu can prove a daunting task for the most dedicated movie buff as much as for the curious dabbler. To help...
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 CEE once again showcases the cream of the celluloid crop from Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus with documentaries, shorts and full features – subtitled in English and German. A...
love and friendship
Seduction and manipulation are at the heart of Whit Stillman’s period drama Translating written correspondence into a seamless narrative, Love and Friendship fills in the blanks in Jane Austen’s epistolary novel Lady Susan, leaving much of her words intact as it unfolds between stately homes and Regency fashions. Having disrupted a friend’s home and marriage, the widowed Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale)...
The 13th Vienna International Shorts festival for short film, animation and music video will be presented from May 25 – 31 at various movie theaters throughout Vienna (read our preview in our May issue). Diana Mereoiu explains the focus of the festival – “Fear Is Not an Option” – in this guest blog post. Last summer’s migration crisis – unexpectedly...

On Screen: Colonia

Pinochet’s thugs are the least of Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl’s problems as they relive the bad old days of the 1973 coup in Chile   Part political thriller, part torrid love story, Colonia follows Lena, a young Lufthansa stewardess, as she visits her lover Daniel in Santiago on the eve of Pinochet’s putsch. Caught in the crossfire, Daniel, an ardent...
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 wiped the crumbs of a Sachertorte off my jacket. I was about to enter the Urquelle of Viennese confections, the elegant Sacher Hotel, to meet its 140-year old founder, and...
let's cee film festival
As winter draws to a close, Vienna’s movie buffs look forward to the LET'S CEE Film Festival, a celebration of celluloid gems from Central and Eastern Europe all the way 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...
screen
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...
Let'sCEE Film Festival
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 Kino glowed with a promise of a great night ahead, as a crowd gathered early in anticipation of the festival's start. Excited for a magnificent lineup – and the all-too-familiar...
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