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Film tips for the upcoming days

Here our film tips for October, 28 until October, 31

© Viennale LE JEUNE AHMED (YOUNG AHMED) 
B/F 2019, 84 min, OV with English subtitles, D: Jean Pierre und Luc Dardenne,
Cast: Idir Ben Addi, Olivier Bonnaud, Myriem Akheddiou
In an inimitable manner, the Dardenne brothers hurl the spectators into a disturbing subjectivity. The hand camera sticks intensely to the young Ahmed, who has become attached to the Islamic
to fundamentalism. A physically stirring lesson: One perceives before one condemns.
In the presence of Luc Dardenne.
28.10., 23:00, Gartenbaukino • 29.10., 18:00, Gartenbaukino
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© Viennale GHOST TROPIC
B 2019, 85 min, OV with English subtitles, D: Bas Devos,
Cast: Saadia Bentaïeb, Nora Dari, Maaike Neuville
What is there to find on deserted streets at night? The 16mm camera hovers over the asphalt like a lost driver in a dream. Bas Devos makes us feel how someone experiences the world: distant and surreal, dark and alienated, with occasional glimpses of beauty. These streets become the place of somebody not at home. Yet they also become the place of encounters for Khadija, a cleaning woman in Brussels who involuntarily embarks on a nocturnal odyssey after she falls asleep on the train home.
28.10., 18:00, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus • 30.10., 13:30, Metro, Historischer Saal
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© Viennale LA MISÉRICORDE DE LA JUNGLE (THE MERCY OF THE JUNGLE)
B/F 2019, 91 min, OV with English subtitles, D: Joel Karekezi,
Cast: Marc Zinga, Stéphane Bak, Nirere Shanel
Two soldiers lost in the deep jungle of Kivu, somewhere between  Congo and Rwanda, in the middle of the Second Congo War. They  were left behind by their army (they’re Rwandan) after an ambush  and must rely on each other to survive in the wilderness. One of  them is a veteran officer and a “war hero”, the other just a regular foot  soldier, young and inexperienced. But when there’s no place to sleep  and nothing to eat, those differences don’t matter anymore.
28.10., 18:30, Urania
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© Viennale NUNCA SUBÍ EL PROVINCIA (I NEVER CLIMBED THE PROVINCIA)
Chile 2019, 92 min, OV with English subtitles, D: Ignacio Agüero,
Noch kann er sie am Horizont erblicken, bald aber wird Ignacio Agüero die Anden nicht mehr sehen können. Der mit seinen Arbeiten regelmäßig bei der Viennale vertretene, renommierte Dokumentartist legt erneut einen so erratischen wie intimen Essayfilm vor, in dem sich Gegenwart und Geschichte überlagern: Bevor es zu spät und alles verschwunden sein wird, zugebaut und zugeschüttet, macht sich Agüero auf eine Spurensuche durch seine unmittelbare Nachbarschaft.
In presence of Ignacio Agüero.
28.10., 21:00, Filmmuseum • 31.10., 18:00, Metro, Eric Pleskow Saal
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© Viennale OM DET OÄNDLIGA (ABOUT ENDLESSNESS)
S/D/NO 2019, 78 min, OV with German subtitles / OV with English subtitles, D: Roy Andersson
Cast: Bengt Bergius, Amanda Davies, Tatiana Delaunay
Pale faces, black humour: unmistakably Andersson - who makes irony and tenderness a kind of Samuel Beckett of cinema. This time, too, he presents vignettes that sometimes show banal everyday life, sometimes oppressive nightmares, sometimes historical scenes - and always depict the human condition.
29.10., 23:30, Gartenbaukino (OV with German subtitles) • 5.11., 18:00, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus (OV with English subtitles) (Remaining tickets)
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© Viennale RÉPERTOIRE DES VILLES DISPARUES (GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY)
Canada 2018, 96 min, OV with German subtitles / OV with English 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.
29.10., 18:00, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus (OV with English subtitles)
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© Viennale WILCOX
Kanada 2019, 66 min, OV
D: Denis Côté, Cast: Guillaume Tremblay
At the same time as an ode to those who disappear alone in the wilderness and as a correction of the dominant narratives of their stories, Côté tells of the sensibility of the dropouts.
In the presence of Denis Côté.
28.10., 13:00, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus •  29.10., 21:00, Urania
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© Viennale Kinematografie LOUISE KOLM-FLECK
DAS RECHT AUF LIEBE
G 1929, 71 min, restauration
D: Jakob Fleck, Louise Kolm-Fleck, Cast: Henry Stuart, Hermine Sterler, Evelyn Holt
Supporting film: EIN TAG AUS DEM FAMILIENLEBEN DES HERRN ERZHERZOG LEOPOLD SALVATOR
The industrial magnate Erwin Voss loves Evelyn Gebhart, who comes from a modest background. She shares his feelings and agrees to marry him, although a war injury makes him incapable of “being more than a companion to her.” Soon Evelyn realizes that affection and wealth cannot compensate for the lack of sexual fulfillment.
Live Music by Gischt.
29.10., 19:00, Metro, Historischer Saal
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© Viennale WASP NETWORK
Brasilien/F/E/B 2019, 123 min, OV with English subtitles
D: Olivier Assayas, Cast: Penélope Cruz, Gael García Bernal, Edgar Ramírez
Assayas ventures into a star-studded espionage adventure. However, he focuses more on the private lives of his protagonists than on their work around an attempt to overthrow the Castro regime. The result is a fascinating jigsaw puzzle, which naturally also sees itself as a documentary history lesson.
30.10., 13:00, Gartenbaukino •  4.11., 18:00, Gartenbaukino
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© Viennale BACURAU
Brasilien/F 2018, 132 min, OV with English subtitles, D: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles,
Cast: Sonia Braga, Bárbara Colen, Thomás Aquino
How can the serious social conflicts of the Brazilian present be depicted? In his current film Kleber Mendonça Filho crosses Western elements with science fiction motifs, thus drawing an almost incredibly precise picture of the tensions between the various classes and races left behind by colonialism. With horror motifs such as an organized manhunt, BACURAU - who was awarded the jury prize in Cannes - also functions as a bitterly evil political satire.
In the presence of Juliano Dornelles
29.10., 20:30, Gartenbaukino • 30.10., 23:00, Gartenbaukino
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© Viennale RALFS FARBEN (RALF’S COLORS)
A/G/E 2019, 74 min, OV with English subtitles, D: Lukas Marxt
It is not the least merit of Lukas Marxt's works - films and installations - that they always provide an open space for reflection at the same time, that despite all their ecological urgency, they do not put the supposedly politically well-founded pistol in front of one's chest. Here, then: both a formally sovereign, experimental Robinsonade in the rugged volcanic landscape of Lanzarote, as well as, perhaps even more, the post-apocalyptic evocation of a man-made Schizo geography, which finds its no less irritating equivalent in the shattered sentence cascades of its borderline protagonist.
In the presence of Lukas Marxt.
30.10., 20:30, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus • 31.10., 11:00, Metro, Historischer Saal
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© Viennale Monografie SÍLVIA DAS FADAS
FILMPROGRAMM (49 MIN)
MAGIAE NATURALIS USA 2011, 3 min, silent
APANHAR LARANJAS (PICKING ORANGES) USA 2012, 2 min, OV
SQUARE DANCE, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, 2013 USA 2013, 9 min, OV
A CASA, A VERDADEIRA E A SEGUINTE, AINDA ESTÁ POR FAZER (THE HOUSE IS YET TO BE BUILT) P/USA/A 2015–18, 35 min, OV with English subtitles
If one sees the red thread in the work of this light poet, then the path from a juicy daydreaming orange-picking miniature like APANHAR LARANJAS - inspired by John Ford's socially critical Steinbeck adaptation THE GRAPES OF WRATH - to the fascinating photo film essay SQUARE DANCE, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, 2013 already shown at the V'14 is a very short one. There and there, excesses of US-American capitalism during the Great Depression of the 1930s form the background for a perfectly formed 16mm fantasy. The popular explorations and fragmentary narratives of Sílvia das Fadas unfold their full effect only through the imaginative power of the audience, such as the travel diary A CASA, A VERDADEIRA E A SEGUINTE, AINDA ESTÁ POR FAZER: Following social utopian impulses, the creators of the visited locate the banalities of mindless living. The stations, such as the red house of a late-appointed socialist or a "conspiracy of equals" in the world's fairest cemetery, where each deceased person, regardless of rank or gender, is chiseled with his or her own image and poem, are becoming ever more colourful and exuberant.
In the presence of Sílvia das Fadas
30.10., 21:30, Filmmuseum • 2.11., 18:00, Metro, Eric Pleskow Saal
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© Viennale LAN XIN DA JU YUAN (SATURDAY FICTION)
China 2019, 127 min, OV with English subtitles, D: Lou Ye,
Cast: Gong Li, Mark Chao, Pascal Greggory
A film made for the great Gong Li, who with sublime eroticism plays out the mystery of her character, an informer and actress in beguiling shadowiness. Elegance and the tense nature of the double floors are celebrated, so that the true and the false are almost completely blurred.
26.10., 18:00, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus • 31.10., 23:00, Gartenbaukino
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© Viennale JEANNE (JOAN OF ARC)
F 2019, 138 min, OV with English subtitles,
D: Bruno Dumont,Cast: Lise Leplat-Prudhomme, Fabien Fenet, Jean-Francois Causeret
After his rock musical JEANNETTE, the unpredictable Bruno Dumont continues to deal with the French national myth Jeanne d'Arc. Based on Charles Péguy's play from 1897 and based on the great cinema films of Dreyer and Bresson, a self-contained work is created, which deals above all with the trial of the young Resistance. It is a political film about language in which empty words dominate the world. One hears the carried ballads of the chansonnier Christophe, sees the exposed absurdity of power and looks into the eyes of a girl who cannot be intimidated.
31.10., 20:30, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus • 6.11., 18:30, Urania
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© Viennale WAN MEI XIAN ZAI SHI (PRESENT.PERFECT.)
USA/Hong Kong 2019, 124 min, OV with English subtitles, D: Zhu Shengze
Found footage film awarded with the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Festival, which gives insight into the bizarre world of Chinese livestream hosts. People, therefore, who are mostly share unspectacular everyday life, but often also their professional life with others via the Internet, whose questions and comments, however, are not made accessible to us here. The filmmaker has structured the shots, which are not available on any platform, and converted them into black-and-white images in order to give the material a uniform look. Between embarrassing and very touching moments, a document of our time emerges in which privacy has long since been abolished.
In th epresence of Zhengfan Yang (producer).
Togehther with NA LI
31.10., 21:00, Urania • 1.11., 17:30, Metro, Eric Pleskow Saal
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© Viennale KURZFILMPROGRAMM 5: RITUALS (59 MIN)
FILME VON BILLY ROISZ & DIETER KOVACIC
AQUAMARINE A 2019, 5 Min, kein Dialog, R: Billy Roisz, Dieter Kovačič
SURGE A 2019, 5 Min, kein Dialog, R: Billy Roisz, Dieter Kovačič
STYXA 2019, 7 Min, kein Dialog, R: Billy Roisz
COLOR-BLIND
F/D 2019, 30 Min, OmeU, R: Ben Russell
HEAVY METAL DETOX
A 2019, 12 Min, kein Dialog, R: Josef Dabernig
In the presence of Billy Roisz, Dieter Kovačič and Josef Dabernig.
31.10., 16:00, Filmmuseum
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