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Eyewitnesses in Foreign Countries (Gustav Deutsch, Mustafa Tabbou, )
Filmmaker Deutsch adapted his camera so it could only make three-second shots. He then travelled to Morocco and filmed three hundred of these three-second shots. Co-director Mustafa Tabbou did the sa… Read more

FALLING (Barbara Albert, 2006)
Playing somewhat like an updated, Austrian version of The Big Chill, Falling is the story of five women returning to their small hometown for their teacher's funeral. Having been apart for almost 14… Read more

Fast Film (Virgil Widrich, 2003)
Fast Film is a chase through film-chases. Using print-outs of found-footage frames, which are then folded and animated, it is an extraordinarily stimulating trip through the history of action films. … Read more

FILM IST (Gustav Deutsch, 1998)
Gustav Deutsch's magnificent Film Ist recycles every­thing from footage purchased in a flea-market (old Mexican soap-opera colour tests used by a cleaning lady to scrub floors) through to 35mm st… Read more

FILM IST. 7–12 (Gustav Deutsch, 2002)
Gustav Deutsch's Film ist. 1-6 intrigued MIFF 2000 audiences with its collection of rare and bizarre scientific footage. The follow-up project, Film ist. 7-12, adopts a similar structure of six theme… Read more

FILM IST. A GIRL & A GUN (Gustav Deutsch, 2009)
“A film is a girl and a gun.” - D.W. Griffith ... Gustav Deutsch puts the famous axiom to the test with this continuation of his Film ist. project, delivering his most stunning and erotically cha… Read more

Film/Speaks/Many/Languages (Gustav Deutsch, 1996)
Film Speaks Many Languages is a reworking of 21 fragments of a feature film made in India found in Casablanca and reworked in Vienna used to (re)construct a one minute story in four parts dictated by… Read more

FOREVER NEVER ANYWHERE (Antonin Svoboda, 2007)
“One year from now, we should meet here again, because we have been through quite something together.” An unlikely trio of men gets closer and more confined than they ever imagined when their ca… Read more

Freaky (Gabriele Neudecker, 2001)
15-year-old Maria recalls her childhood in farming village Kirchdorf. She believes she is cursed and performs daily rituals in a bid to become a saint and avert ill fate for her family and friend Nat… Read more

Freeze Frame (Peter Tscherkassky, 1983)
A cacophony of horns, alarms and multiple images that freezes and hence burns in the projector gate. Originally presented as a live performance in 1983 under the title The End of Film History. ... Pe… Read more

From the Inside; About the outside (Albert Sackl, 2006)
The filmmaker stoically animates his naked body in single frame exposures. An impressive exercise in technical precision, which gathers momentum as the rules of the film's construction play against t… Read more

FUNNY GAMES (Michael Haneke, 1997)
The first Austrian film to be invited to Cannes in 35 years, Michael Haneke's Funny Games caused an incredible reaction at initial screenings. Outraged journalists spread descriptions that evoked a m… Read more

FUSE (Pjer Zalica, 2004)
Fuse (Gori Valtra) Bosnia-Herzegovina/Austria/France/TurkeyIn the small Bosnian town of Tesanje things appear calm in the aftermath of the ravaging war. People seem warm and open, and the town square… Read more

Game with Stones (Jan Svankmajer, 1965)
An animated film involving destructive stones. ... Read more

Get Ready (Peter Tscherkassky, 1999)
An idyllic day at the seaside literally slides off the screen in this quick-witted cinema trailer for the 1999 International Film Festival Viennale. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 1 min, 1999, 35mm CinemaSc… Read more

GRBAVICA (Jasmila Zbanic, 2006)
Winner of the Golden Bear, Peace Film Award and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at this year's Berlin Film Festival. ... Named after the neighbourhood adjacent to where the film's writer-director was ra… Read more

GUCHA - DISTANT TRUMPET (Milic Dusan, 2006)
Prvi Igrani Film o Srpskoj Trupi (First movie about Serbian Trumpet) An ambitious young trumpeter, Romeo, falls in love with a freckled maiden, Juliana, whose father also happens to be a trumpeter. T… Read more

HALF MOON (Bahman Ghobadi, 2006)
“Rarely has gritty naturalism and visual poetry been married so stirringly as in Half Moon.” - Toronto Film Festival The fourth feature from venerated Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi (A Time fo… Read more

Happy-End (Peter Tscherkassky, 1996)
Home movies of a married couple combining their love of life and film were discarded in a junk shop to be lovingly resurrected and reworked by Tscherkassky in celebration of the centenary of cinema. … Read more

Heavy Eyes (Siegfried A. Fruhauf, 2011)
Ghostly and beautiful, Siegfried A Fruhauf's (Palmes d'Or, MIFF 09; Realtime, MIFF 03) Heavy Eyes is hypnotic cinema of abstraction and Neo-Expressionism. ... D/P/S Siegfried A. Fruhauf WS SixPackFil… Read more

Hen Night (Friedl vom Gröller, 2009)
A silent view of six women and their interaction with the camera, showing how the camera's presence always creates an inauthentic moment. ... --- ... D/P/S Friedl vom Gröller WS SixPackFilm L no dia… Read more

Her Glacial Speed (Eve Heller, 2001)
“I set out to make a film about how unwitting constellations of meaning rise to the surface of understanding at a pace outside of worldly time. This premise became a self-fulfilling prophecy.” ..… Read more

Hidden (Michael Haneke, )
Georges (Daniel Auteuil) and Anne (Juliette Binoche) live a model middle-class life in Paris, with their well-adjusted son, Pierrot. Georges is a TV host and Anne works in publishing. While there are… Read more

The story of Sylvester, 76-year-old astronomer, and seven-year-old Katharina, who spends a summer with him. They go on a treasure hunt with their friends old Egon and Veronika, who is the same age as… Read more

Home.Movie- BETWEEN THE WALLS (Martin Bruch, Reinhilde Condin, 2008)
A wheelchair-mounted camera explores the unexpected perspective and intriguing modifications of a man's flat/amusement park/world. ... --- D/P/S Martin Bruch, Reinhilde Condin WS SixPackFilm TD 35mm/… Read more

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