V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

DER LUX-FILMABEND 2016

Thursday, November 3, 5.30 pm
at METRO Kinokulturhaus
Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Wien
FREE ADMISSION! Counting tickets are available directly at the cinema on November 3.
 

Over the past ten years, the European Parliament’s LUX FILM PRIZE has been a pioneering player in bringing Europe’s cinematic soul closer to Europeans. Subtitled into the EU’s 24 official languages, remarkable European films have travelled across the EU’s 28 Member States to enlighten European cinema lovers. In 2016 and beyond, the LUX FILM PRIZE will continue to explore new horizons. On November 3, in cooperation with the Viennale, the European Parliament shows two of the three nominated films at METRO Kinokulturhaus.  

5.30 pm
À PEINE J'OUVRE LES YEUX (AS I OPEN MY EYES)
D: Leyla Bouzid, France/Tunisia/Belgium/United Arab Emirates 2016, 102 min
Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years-old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn’t think the same way. She sings in a political rock band. She has a passion for life, gets drunk, discovers love and her city by night against the will of her mother Hayet, who knows Tunisia and its dangers too well.

7.30 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION 
with Ulrike Lunacek (Vicepresident of the European Parliament), Hans Hurch (director of the Viennale), Serge Falck (actor) and Stefan Ruzowitzky (director)
moderation: Dominik Kamalzadeh (Der Standard)

8.15 pm
TONI ERDMANN
D: Maren Ade,
Germany/ Austria/Romania 2016, 162 min
C: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Lucy Russell, Trystan Wyn Pütter, Hadewych Minis, Vlad Ivanov, John Keogh
Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn’t help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What’s worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. Enter flashy „Toni Erdmann“: Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.

 

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