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Hans Hurch (1952-2017)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our beloved director Hans Hurch, who suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017, due to heart failure.
It is a great shock to all of us, a huge loss, and difficult to cope with on a human level. We will do our utmost to carry out this year’s Viennale according to his wishes.
We would like to express our sincere sympathy and compassion to his family and friends.
The Viennale Team