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The Future Will Not Be Capitalist (Sasha Pirker, 2010)
A cinematic tour through the Communist party headquarters in France, designed by modern architecture pioneer Oscar Niemeyer, exploring the building's architectural, historical and political significa… Read more

THE INHERITORS (Stefan Ruzowitzky, 1998)
"Billed as an 'Alpine Western', The Inheritors is a smartly mounted ensemble drama about class conflict and oppression set in an Austrian farming village in the early 30s. Showing considerable comman… Read more

THE LAST BRIDGE (Helmut Kautner, Gustav Gavrin, 1953)
Compassionate statements on war and its ... effect on the individual are rare in the contemporary cinema, but The Last Bridge tells of some of the realities with honesty and sincerity. ... The film d… Read more

The Murder Mystery (Dietmar Brehm, 1992)
A pornographic-sadistic fantasy of murder in flickering black and white and torn images, The Murder Mystery is thick with the colour of violence. On the minimal soundtrack ocean sounds create an audi… Read more

THE PIANO TEACHER (Michael Haneke, 2001)
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize, Best Actor and Best Actress. Cannes 2001.Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher is an audacious film. That it remains as effective as it does, can be attributed to Isabell… Read more

THE PRACTICE OF LOVE (Valie Export, 1984)
Austrian filmmaker, Valie Export, came to feature film production after carving a provocative reputation for herself in experimental video, super 8mm. and live art performances. Her involvement with … Read more

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog (Johann Lurf, 2009)
Three minutes and 3664 subliminal frames of other films cut out and stuck together by the filmmaker during his days as a projectionist. ... --- ... D/P/S Johann Lurf WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 3… Read more

THE ROBBER (Benjamin Heisenberg, 2009)
The real-life tale of a man driven to extremes in pursuit of the ultimate adrenaline high. ... Based on real events and adapted from Martin Prinz's novel, this film tells the story of a man committed… Read more

THE STUBBORN MULE (Franz Antel, 1980)
Austria has had a low profile on the world festival scene for some time. The Stubborn Mule comes as a surprise for it truly captures and reflects that term applied to Nazism by Hannah Arendt about th… Read more

Those Loved By God (Johannes Hammel, 1992)
Taken individually, Albert and Kathi seem tragic, losers, living hopelessly mundane lives on the fringe of society. They are an unlikely pair, Albert the ex-hobo and would-be-entertainer, and Kathi, … Read more

Thousandyearsofcinema (Kurt Kren, 1996)
Thousandyearsofcinema, a trailer commissioned to celebrate one hundred years of cinema is a concise and critical film poem. We observe observers observing with one eye clenched the other pressed agai… Read more

Tradition is the Handing on of Fire, not the Worship of Ashes (Gustave Deutsch, 1999)
Found footage is elegantly treated and made to appear as a raging fire. The title is taken from a Gustave Mahler quote, our attention is drawn to the decaying photographic image and to a filmmaking t… Read more

Transcoder (Understanding Lydia) (Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl, 1998)
Taking an alternative and perhaps satirical look at the reputation of the traditional advertising image, Hiebler & Ertl dare to offer these often shunned images some credibility. Could they even be a… Read more

Urlaubsfilm (Holiday Film) (Peter Tscherkassky, 1983)
An enchanting holiday film repeatedly refilmed begs the question of what is real and what is replica whilst offering an enthralling voyeuristic experience. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 9 mins, 1983, 16mm … Read more

Vertigo Rush (Johan Lurf, 2007)
From a stand of trees to the end of time, think Michael Snow on crystal meth. Australian Premiere. --- D Johan Lurf WS Six pack Film TD 35mm/2007/19 mins. ... Read more

Waiting (Paul Harather, 1990)
Everybody is always waiting for something or other. Everywhere people are waiting. Everything involves waiting. But did you ever think it would be so amusing? ... Read more

WE FEED THE WORLD (Erwin Wagenhofer, 2005)
""Given the current state of agriculture in the world, it could feed12 billion people... or to put it another way: any child who dies of starvation today is in fact murdered."" - Jean Ziegler, UN Spe… Read more

Wedding (Friedl vom Gröller, 2009)
The cinematic gaze meets the eye of the private sphere head on, in complete silence and black and white. ... --- ... D/P/S Friedl vom Gröller WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 16mm/2009 ... --- ... D/… Read more

WHITE RIBBON, THE (Michael Haneke, 2009)
Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. ... From the unerring hand of Michael Haneke (Funny Games, MIFF 08; Hidden, MIFF 05; The Time of the Wolf, MIFF 03) comes a tautly construct… Read more

WHO'S AFRAID OF KATHY ACKER (Barbara Caspar, 2008)
“I like relationships and I like flesh.” - Kathy Acker ... Boldly exploring the extremities of an extreme woman, Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker? chronicles one of America's original ‘outlaw write… Read more

WHORES' GLORY (Michael Glawogger, 2010)
“Everyone believes they know something about prostitution, particularly when he or she has never been to a brothel.” - Michael Glawogger ... Director Michael Glawogger takes us on a global tour o… Read more

WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (Shirin Neshat, 2009)
Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival. ... It's not surprising that Shirin Neshat's debut feature is so visually transfixing - considering she's one of the most infl… Read more

WORKINGMAN'S DEATH (Michael Glawogger, 2005)
Won the Grierson Award at the London Film Festival. ... What would you be prepared to do to earn a living? Michael Glawogger's eye-opening documentary focuses on the extremes to which people will go … Read more

World mirror cinema (Gustav Deutsch, 2005)
In this new-found footage work by Gustav Deutsch (Film Ist), three historical camera pans take in the streets and squares of Vienna, Surabaya and Porto. They provide a starting point for reflecting o… Read more

Yoake – A Chewing Gum Story (Roland Zumbühl, )
A Japanese businessman and a Japanese female musician happen to meet in Vienna after many years apart. Now they are forced to seek and define their cultural and personal home. Screened in Cannes 2002. Read more

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