The Viennale 2013 opened yesterday. A large array of guests from the varied film scene took part in the celebrations at Gartenbaukino. Festival director Hans Hurch gave an inspiring speech on cultural politics. The festival trailer ILLUSIONS & MIRRORS by Shirin Neshat was presented. Afterwards the new folky film by Ethan und Joel Coen INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS was screened and gave a programmatic foretaste. The party went on at the Vienna town hall and at the Viennale festival center.