(c) Viennnale / SYNONYMES

Film tips for the 2nd Weekend

Here are our filmtips for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Ocober 1-3, 2019)

(c) Viennale Monografie Angela Schanelec
D/SRB 2019, 105 min, OV/OV with English subtitles
D: Angela Schanelec, Cast: Maren Eggert, Jakob Lassalle, Clara Möller
Angela Schanelec’s films don’t end after the credits. In her latest work, she creates a dialogue between intimate emotional states and an exterior world that relentlessly moves forward. She is interested in the sort of situations where we deeply mourn the loss of a loved one and look out of the window, only to see that there is still wind in the trees...
In the presence of Angela SchanelecMaren Eggert und Ivan Markovic (camera).
Tickets & info: 1.11., 20.45 h, Gartenbaukino (OF)4.11., 21 h, Filmmuseum (OmeU) Resttickets

(c) Viennale ZOMBI CHILD
F 2019, 103 min, OV with English subtitles
D: Bertrand Bonello, Cast: Adilé David, Katiana Milfort, Louise Labèque
At first, the two plotlines of ZOMBI CHILD resemble different worlds, the first a dramatization of the (allegedly) true story of Clairvius Narcisse, a man who died and rose again without feeling or memory in Haiti in 1962, the second a teen drama set at a girls’ boarding school in today’s Paris, where Fanny is still obsessed by Pablo, her holiday fling...
In the presence of Bertrand Bonello.
Tickets & info:1. 11., 23.30 h, Gartenbaukino (OmeU)

(c) Viennale GIRAFFE
D/DK 2019, 87 min, OV with English subtitles
D: Anna Sofie Hartmann, Cast: Lisa Loven Kongsli, Jakub Gierszal, Maren Eggert
Dara is interested in places and memories. In the Danish ferry port town of Rodbyhavn, she collects remnants of lives lost to progress. A new tunnel between Germany and Denmark is supposed to end here. Many people will have to give up their homes, they will leave behind books, furniture, photographs...
In the presence of Anna Sofie Hartmann.
Tickets & info: 1.11., 15.30 h, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus3.11., 18.30 h, Urania

F/Südkorea 2019, 84 min, OV with English subtitles, D: Damien Manivel,
Cast: Manon Carpentier, Julien Dieudonné, Agathe Bonitzer
Winner of the Best Director prize at Locarno earlier this year, LES ENFANTS D’ISADORA is an elegantly-constructed, immaculately-executed triptych about modern-day women in France, each of them somehow touched by the work of groundbreaking American dancer-choreographer Isadora Duncan...
In the presence of Damien Manivel.
Tickets & info: 1.11., 23 h, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus3.11., 16 h, Urania

(c) Viennale Monografie Silvia das Fadas

P/D/A 2019, mute (Doubleprojection; Live-Music by Joao Farelo)
AUGURIES: Stubbornly looking at the ruins of a commune we search for auguries. For instance: “Fair weather for drifters.” We wander by foot across times, erratically shooting images and recording sounds through the kaleidoscopic spatiality of Alentejo, a Portuguese region named after a river, beyond a river...
LIGHT, BLAZE, FULGOR: We once encountered a black-and-white photograph printed in a newspaper: the remnants of a commune. It shows a tree, a standing ruin, a shadow projected from its wall to the ground, a well, and an open field with stones and flowers...
In the presence of Silvia das Fadas and Joao Farelo.
Tickets & info: 1.11., 21.30 h, Filmmuseum

(c) Viennale MADAME SATÃ
Brasilien 2002, 105 min, OV with English subtitles, D: Karim Aïnouz
Cast: Lazaro Ramos, Marcelia Cartaxo, Flavio Bauraqui
Karim Aïnouz’s feature debut MADAME SATÃ is a fresh and vibrant biopic inspired by the life of one of the most remarkable figures in Brazilian popular culture, João Francisco dos Santos (1900–1976), best known as Madame Satã. Dos Santos was at once a notorious black muscle street-fighting criminal, a legendary transvestite cabaret star, and a devoted father to seven adopted children, who pushed race and social boundaries at a volatile time...
Tickets & info: 2. 11., 15.30 h, Gartenbaukino

(c) Viennale EMA
Chile 2019, 102 min, OV with English subtitles, D: Pablo Larraín
Cast: Santiago Cabrera, Mariana Di Girolamo, Josefina Fiebelkorn
The latest from versatile Chilean director Pablo Larraín is at once a devious psychological thriller, a visually expressionistic hymn to female agency and sexual lawlessness, and a flamboyant reggaeton dance musical. Maria Di Girolamo plays Ema, a young woman dedicated to dance, who performs in the experimental troupe run by her choreographer husband Gastón...
Tickets & info: 2. 11., 23.15 h, Gartenbaukino

(c) Viennale OLANDA
D 2019, 154 min, OV with English subtitles /OV with German subtitles
D: Bernd Schoch, Cast: Ileana Manicea, Marian Maruntelu, Mihaela Maruntelu
“60 days of waking up at 3am.” Such is the summer for many people in the Carpathian region of Romania. They are gatherers, and when the season comes, they swarm the forests to look for mushrooms and berries. For people who are better off, foraging has become something like a desirable activity – an epitome of slow food...
In the presence of Bernd Schoch.
Tickets & info: 1.11., 21 h, Urania • 2.11., 12 h, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

(c) Viennale OROSLAN
SLO/CZ 2019, 71 min, OV with English subtitles
D: Matjaž Ivanišin, Cast: Margit Gyecsek, Dejan Spasic, Milivoj Miki Roš
The food is ladled into the plastic containers, from the big cooking pots in the steam-filled kitchen. The air is just as damp outside, mist hangs over the Slovenian landscape as the containers are dropped off at each village home. Most will be collected, but one will remain unclaimed, the one left hanging outside the house of Oroslan, that’s how they’ll know something is wrong. OROSLAN may carry the elderly man’s name, but it’s hard to gauge what role his story plays when so much keeps unfolding around it..
In the presence of Matjaž Ivanišin.
Tickets & info: 1.11., 13.30 h, Metro, Historischer Saal • 2.11., 18.30 h, Urania

E/F/LUX 2019, 85 min, OV with English subtitles, D: Oliver Laxe,
Cast: Amador Arias, Benedicta Sánchez, Inazio Abrao
Amador gets out of prison for having started a fire, nobody is waiting for him. He returns to his home town, a small village hidden in the mountains of rural Galicia, to live with his elder mother Benedicta and three cows. Life goes on calmly, following the rhythm of nature, until the night when a fire devastates the region. In his third feature, the writer-director offers a profound meditation on human nature... Un Certain Regard Jury Prize winner in Cannes.
Tickets & info: 2.11., 21 h, Urania • 5.11., 23 h, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

(c) Viennale SYNONYMES
F/Israel/D 2019, 123 min, OV with German subtitles/OV with English subtitles, D: Nadav Lapid
Cast: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevitolle
Yoav arrives in Paris from Israel to stop being an Israeli and become completely French. After taking a bath in the empty apartment where he stays for a day and discovering all his belongings have been stolen, the tale is morphs into a private odyssey from then onwards, in which he tries to stop being naked at many different levels...
In the presence of Tom Mercier.
Tickets & info: 2. 11., 18 h, Gartenbaukino (OmdU)3. 11., 12.30 h, Gartenbaukino (OmeU)

RO/F/D 2019, 98 min, OV with German subtitles, D: Corneliu Porumboiu,
Cast: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar
On La Gomera in the Canaries, there exists a language that is whistled, not spoken. The high-pitched tones carry perfectly from mountain peak to mountain peak, just as they do between the tall buildings of a city like Bucharest, where secret codes are desperately needed, as everybody there seems to be watching everybody else. A middle-aged policeman named Cristi thus arrives on the island to learn how to whistle, lured there by a mysterious woman called Gilda, the perfect name for a femme fatale, as film history suggests...
Tickets & info: 3.11., 21 h, Gartenbaukino

(c) Viennale STATE FUNERAL
NL/LIT 2019, 135 min, Russian OV with English subtitles, D: Sergei Loznitsa
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin died on March 5, 1953. His death took place out of sight, but its aftermath could not have been more visible. From reams of existing footage of this very public spectacle, most of which unseen and now painstakingly restored, Sergei Loznitsa has forged a heady distillation of his STATE FUNERAL as seamless as it is staggering...
In the presence of Sergei Loznitsa.
Tickets & info: 3.11., 20 h, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus • 4.11., 15 h, Gartenbaukino

GB/Argentinien/E 2019, 67 min, O V with English subtitles, D: Jessica Sarah Rinland,
Cast: Jessica Sarah Rinland, Luis Arnías, Joel Seidner
Jessica Sarah Rinland’s debut feature could be considered a “museum procedural.” Focusing intently on the process of reproducing an elephant tusk, the film moves out in multiple directions, examining the processes by which cultural objects are duplicated, displayed, and restored.
In the presence of Jessica Sarah Rinland.
Tickets & info: 2.11., 21 h, Metro, Historischer Saal • 3.11., 13.30 h, Urania

D/China/SRB 2019, 60 min, OV with English subtitles, D: Ivan Marković, Wu Linfeng, Cast: Li Chuan, Wang Luying, Wei Ruguang
Li sleeps by day and works by night, when he moves through Beijing at dawn and dusk, it’s almost as quiet as the rooms he’s paid to watch over, the office building with the glass corridors and fluorescent lighting. Its immaculate surfaces match those of the cityscape outside, although gaps remain, the saplings among green netting and trash, the playground walled in by panels of graffiti-covered plastic, the old building marked for demolition whose damp basement is Li’s abode...
In the presence of Ivan Marković.
Tickets & info: 31.10., 18.30 h, Urania • 3.11., 15 h, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus