(c) Viennale

Film tips for the first weekend

Here our film tips for the upcoming Viennale days ( October 25 -27, 2019)

IRL/GB 2019, 92 min, OVwith German Subtitles
D: Seamus Murphy, Cast: PJ Harvey
Pop Noir singer PJ Harvey teamed up with photographer Seamus Murphy to produce her album "The Hope Six Demolition Project". And as a side effect, this intimate document of a joint journey in which art and politics enter into an inspiring dialogue with people was created.
In the presence of Seamus Murphy.
25.10., 15:30, Gartenbaukino • 26..10., 21:30, Urania
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(c) ViennaleLE DAIM (DEERSKIN)
F 2019, 77 min, OV with German Subtitles, D: Quentin Dupieux
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Adèle Haenel, Albert Delpy
A wild round dance of absurdities around the melancholic George, who falls in love with his newly acquired leather jacket and strolls through the mountains as a would-be filmmaker. Jean Dujardin and Adèle Haenel have seldom been seen playing in such a relaxed manner. And hidden behind all this madness: clever thinking about power and obsession.
25.10., 23:59, Gartenbaukino • 5.11., 13:00, Gartenbaukino
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(c) ViennaleMonography ALA EDDINE SLIM
Tunesia/F 2019, 120 min, OV with Englisch Subtitles
D: Ala Eddine Slim, Cast: Abdullah Miniawy, Souhir Ben Amara, Khaled Ben Aissa
A soldier stationed in the Tunisian desert uses a home leave for desertion. On the run, he meets a pregnant young woman in a forest, who has left her unhappy existence behind. Together the ostracized now live in a kind of bunker and form an unusual community - without words, only with glances.
In the presence of Ala Eddine Slim
25.10., 12:00, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus • 26.10., 21:00, Filmmuseum
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Chile/Brasilia/F/South Corea 2018, 83 Min, OmeU
D: Camila José Donoso, Cast: Josefina Ramirez, Paula Dinamarca, María Fernanda Reyes
Nona, a middle-class old lady, builds a Molotov cocktail and throws it on the truck of her ex-lover. In the reflection of the flames, her face relaxes into a happy smile. She flees to her country house in a small town, where mysterious fires suddenly spread... Is the devil at work? Careless villagers? Or an arsonist after all?
25.10., 18:00, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
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E 2019, 90 Min, OmeU
D: Eloy Enciso, C: Misha Bies Golas, Nuria Lestegás, Verónica Quintela
Spain is also one of those countries which, preferably by means of repression, struggle with the trauma of its own history. Amateur actors speak original texts by contemporary witnesses, artists and politicians from the period after the civil war (1936-39), while the camera precisely guided by Mauro Herce follows a former fighter who, on his way back home, realises that his homeland has become foreign to him.
In the presence of Eloy Enciso.
With the kind support of AC/E.

25.10., 21:30, Urania • 26.10., 18:30, Metro, Historischer Saal
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Hong Kong/China 2019, 125 min, OV with English subtitles
D: Yonfan
In his first animated film, Yonfan pays tribute to his homeland Hong Kong and cinema. He tells a triangular story during the student protests in 1967 - which can serve as a mirror of the current political situation - and interweaves contemporary history, ghost story and sensuality with irony and fantasy.
26.10., 15:30, Gartenbaukino • 6.11., 13:00, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
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Germany 2019, 86 min, OV/OV with English subtitles
D: Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler, Cast: Sebastian Rudolph, Stefan Stern, Maj-Britt Klenke
Jette wants to do a voluntary year. Or is her father talking her into it? Determined by the fine fabric of human relationships, along closely observed ambivalences of youth and fatherhood, the stirring search for freedom takes place.
In the presence of Ulrich Köhler and Henner Winckler.
26.10., 18:00, Gartenbaukino (OV) • 27.10., 15:45, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus (OV with Englisch subtitles)
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Canada 2018, 96 min, OV with German subtitles / OV with Englisch subtitles, D: Denis Côté
Cast: Robert Naylor, Josée Deschênes, Jean-Michel Anctil
Creepy pictures in Canadian wasteland: After the accidental death of a man, deceased people appear in the fields. Côté turns to the rural population and its clichés and stages a collective trauma as a witching hour.
In the presence of Denis Côté.
26.10., 23:00, Gartenbaukino (OV with German subtitles) • 29. 10., 18:00, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus (OV with Englisch subtitles)
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(c) ViennaleKRABI, 2562
GB/Thailand 2019, 93 min, OV with English subtitles
D: Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Cast: Arak Amornsupasiri, Nuttawat Attasawat, Primrin Puarat
According to the Buddhist calendar in use in Thailand, 2019 is the year 2562, and Krabi is a province in the south of the country that is very popular with tourists. So what is the current situation there? Rivers and Suwichakornpong ask each other questions and explore the essence of a region by merging everyday observations and played scenes, landscape panoramas and city moments, the historical and the mythical.
In the presence of Ben Rivers.
26.10., 14:00, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus • 27.10., 18:30, Urania
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(c) ViennaleLA VIDA EN COMÚN
Argentinien/F 2019, 70 Min, OmeU
D: Ezequiel Yanco, Cast: Uriel Alcaraz, Brian Llambia, Yuliana Alcaraz
A realistic and yet poetic narrative, documentary with fictional insertions, shot in a remote village in the Pampa in the north of Argentina and partly in local dialect. Yanco, a studied historian, films the world there from the perspective of adolescent children and teenagers who have to find their way in this seemingly archaic environment between hi-tech and ancient myths about pumas and hunters.
In the presence of Ezequiel Yanco.
26.10., 16:15, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus •  27.10., 20:30, Metro, Eric Pleskow Saal
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(c) ViennaleLIBERTÉ
F/P/E/G 2019, 132 min, OV with English subtitles
D: Albert Serra, Cast: Helmut Berger, Marc Susini, Iliana Zabeth
The vulgar and the sublime lie closely together in the latest and to date most explicit provocation of the Catalan Albert Serra. Here he shows the sexual fantasies and perversions of some libertines of the late 18th century, who - turned away from courtly life and somewhere in an artificial forest - try to intoxicate themselves with an idea of freedom. Like vampires shortly before dying of thirst, they stagger through the night.
In the presence of  Albert Serra and Montse Triola (producer).
With the kind support of AC/E.

25.10., 21:00, Metro, Historischer Saal • 26.10., 18:30, Urania
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USA 2019, 111 min, OV
D: Jennifer Reeder, Cast: Kate Arrington, Marika Engelhardt, Tim Hopper
A (alb)dream state à la David Lynch: female adolescence. The queer-surreal events surrounding a disappeared girl negotiate diversity and feminism with fascinating self-evidence. A film from a better future: pink punk manifesto and call for a Grrrl revolt.
In the presence of Jennifer Reeder.
25.10., 15:00, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus • 27.10., 20:30, Gartenbaukino
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(c) ViennaleTHE CLIMB
USA 2019, 94 min, OV with German subtitles
D: Michael Angelo Covino,Cast: Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin, Gayle Rankin
The somewhat tired genre of the Buddy Movie experiences a virtuoso thrust in this staged purgatory of vanities. Because at stake is masculinity itself - in all its silliness, selfishness and insecurity. Between laughter and despair - a dance.
On November 5 in the presence of Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin and Emily Korteweg
27.10., 23:00, Gartenbaukino • 5.11., 18:00, Gartenbaukino
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(c) ViennaleMonografie ANEGELA SCHANELEC
Germany 2007, 97 min, OV with Englisch subtitles,  D: Angela Schanelec
Cast: Jirka Zett, Miriam Horwitz, Fritz Schediwy
In the year Angela Schanelec began her studies at the dffb she also appeared as an actress on stage. "Die Möwe" was her (temporary) farewell from her first career. She translated Chekhov's play 15 years later, now as a filmmaker, very freely into a very present bourgeois family world at the lake. The fact that she takes on the role of the theater actress is one of the private references of this film, which completely trusts the language and the inhibited passions of its characters on that Brandenburg summer afternoon.
In the presence of Angela Schanelec.
27.10., 13:30, Metro, Historischer Saal • 2.11., 16:00, Filmmuseum
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