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 wor...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 cinem...
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 […]
Pawn Sacrifice revisits one of the most unlikely proxy battlefields in America’s fight against the Soviets: the chessboard At the height of the Cold War, a poor kid from Brooklyn dreams of being best in the world, beating the Russians and winning it for the U.S.A. He trains daily, becoming arrogant as he obliterates rivals. […]