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Films From Austria

Before long, the unknown families' outings and coffee klatches, documented in the original home movies for themselves and thier children, will no longer be recognisable. In the same way as the memories of these events, the films fade. ...---D/P/S Johannes Hammel WS Sixpackfilm L no dialogue TD ... Read more
The film hves m a high nse flat Where have all the flowers gone? What is spilt on the living room table? Rhythmic agitation, repetition, colour reversal, etc, dis-enthrall corridors, liv­ing space and the view, to re-install the frame's afterimage between the frame's jamb (GC) ... Read more
The title is a play on words. Adolf Loos was an influential and famous Viennese architect (1870-1933). The film is dedicated to him. 'Los gelöst' ranges in meaning from solved, through to loos­ened, detached or severed. Something (possibly including Loos) is being solved or let go. This ... Read more
London-Vienna Express: The Experiments of sixpack film and Lux UK/AustriaThis programme gives us a snapshot of new work emerging out of London and Vienna, and highlights these cities as active sites of a continuing and vibrant European experimental tradition. This mix of activity by established and ... Read more
The Schwarzer Garten is loaded with dangerous connections. Macumba is overtly menacing, connecting ethnographical footage of tribal rituals with 70s black pornography. The montage construction is consistent with other films in the sextet. Brehm intercuts the labial mouth of an African objet dart ... Read more
Crafted in his childhood dark room in just six days, Peter Tscherkassky's mezmerising choreography fashioned from car tyre and women's pantyhose advertisements marked his debut using the contact copying method and awoke his interest in creating films in the darkroom. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 3 mins ... Read more
Bombay. Mexico City, Moscow, New York. These four 'megacities' have populations of between eight and 24 million people, numbers unprecedented in human history. Austrian documentary maker Michael Glawogger probes both the micro and macrocosm of human experience, his focus is those at the very lowest ... Read more
"A triumph of uneasy cinema: Not since Todd Solondz's Happiness has a movie portrayed pedophilia in such uncomfortable detail." - indieWIRE ... A hard-working employee in an insurance firm, Michael leads an ordinary life, with an average car, a nice house and a nice normal girlfriend who lives ... Read more
"A must see for anyone who admires this director." – The Guardian ... While cinephiles and MIFF audiences will be familiar with his 25-year oeuvre, the wider movie community continues to discover the work of Austrian auteur Michael Haneke (Amour, MIFF 2012). On the back of numerous ... Read more
A deeply fascinating and intensely personal story portraying the traumatic breakdown of a middle class Austrian family told entirely through unrelated found footage. This film forces us to question the power of perception and how we create meaning through the association of image and sound. ... D/P ... Read more
With nuclear missiles hidden under the town, Minot is an uncanny place and its people lead a singular existence. ... --- D/P/S Angelika Brudniak, Cynthia Madansky WS SixPackFilm TD betacamsp/2008 ... Read more
Water's spray is captured in the flash of hi-speed digital freeze-frames. Like a good mantra, such a chant of form eventually reveals itself as something else entirely.---D/S Arash T Riahi P Golden Girls Film Production WS sixpackfilm L no dialogue TD video/col/2005/6mins ... Read more
A meticulously constructed film that looks back at lost childhood, through the poetry of Ernst Jandis. In this digital age such mere fragments of found/recycled footage act like traces that longingly resonate with the disappeatance of film itself. ... Read more
Inside a collection of fragments we begin to find the gradual definition of things, spaces, glimpses of a camera an eye looking back at us the scratchy, almost fidgety sounds of a film whirring into life. Brehm fashions an enveloping phenomenological experience from the almost discarded off-cuts ... Read more
This film is exquisite! How does a film explore the tenuous nature of an ending relationship? More or Less is a film without a story; it's about the gaps in between. Both immediate and timeless, it almost slips through your fingers. Sound confusing? It's not. ... Read more
Graze and roam through each shot from the Charlie Chaplin short A Film Johnny (1914) or watch them all at once. You decide. --- D/P Norbert Pffenbicher WS Sixpack TD 35mm/2007/9mins ... Read more
An image of a gently contoured alley way in a typical European streetscape is presented in numerous ways. Photographed at night during the day across the seasons and occasionally using time lapse the image is reworked and added to Colour, black and white and coloured filters are used. ... During a ... Read more
"Effectively applies Cohen's existing strengths to a familiar scenario and rejuvenates it by delivering a powerfully contemplative look at the transformative ability of all art." - Indiewire ... Celebrated writer/director Jem Cohen (Chain, MIFF 2005) sets his first fiction feature in Vienna's grand ... Read more
The Mutoid Waste Company are a group of European performance artists whose spectacular live shows and nomadic lifestyle have made them counterculture celebrities. Originating in the Free Festivals of England during the 70s and 80s The Mutoid Waste Company scour the junkyards of Europe for the ... Read more
Informed by Mozart's ""Eine kleine Nachtmusik"", there is a charged passion embedded in the material surface of this film, creating a "physical cinema".---D/P/S Peter Tscherkassky WS sixpackfilm L no dialogue TD 35mm/B&W/2006/1min ... Read more
This commissioned tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart abandons standardized paths of traditional representation playfully disrupts a beloved tune, launching us into a physical experience of cinema. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 1 min, 2006, 35mm, B&W, Sound ... Read more
"Billed as a gas station triptych, Nogo spins together three separate stories about young couples obsessively bound together against the world before uniting the six characters in an explosive finale. Debuting Austrian writer-directors Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl, whose background is in ... Read more
In the summer on 1936, mountain climbers from all over Europe dream of being the first to climb the notorious Eiger North Face. The two best climbers in Germany, Tony Kurz and Andi Hinterstoisser, share this obsession. And they're convinced that they can make it even though many attempts to scale ... Read more
"Everything flows, everything moves itself in image, tone and word". A metamorphosis of language and image within the boundaries of a structured digital frame. Image becomes movement and language becomes code. ... Read more
Hito Steyerl weaves together feminism, cinema and terrorism. [November] is a reflexive take on the construction of the mythic identity into which Steyerl's close friend Andrea Wolf was transformed following her assassination as a suspected Kurdish terrorist. --- D/S Hito Steyerl P/WS Sixpack Film L ... Read more
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