Viennale

MING OF HARLEM – review

2015-02-13 // 0 Comments

What happened to the wild beast called “human”? Caged in a zoo we live our lives, and some of us take on other wild companions, dogs, cats – giant cats even. MING OF HARLEM: TWENTY ONE STOREYS IN THE AIR reveals the wonder and poetry behind the true story of an “animal situation” the police had had [...]

JAUJA – mythological road-movie

2015-02-06 // 0 Comments

JAUJA *) takes us on a trip through cinema history (it adopts the classical format 4:3 with as much as rounded corners), through brutal colonialism (it places Patagonian indigens against European conquerors) and through mythology. It does pay off to bear with the films slow pace and the uncomfortable feeling that something is amiss – director Lisandro Alonso does [...]

Tribute to Viggo Mortensen

2014-11-02 // 0 Comments

Finally a film festival celebrates one of the greatest actors of our time who just won’t fit any mould: Vienna International Film Festival awards a Tribute section to Viggo Mortensen, screening 7 films until Nov6 2014 with the American/Danish artist in them: THE INDIAN RUNNER (Sean Penn, 1991), A WALK ON THE MOON (Tony Goldwyn, 1998), [...]

Film ab! – Filmvorführer bei Festivals

2014-10-27 // 0 Comments

Filmvorführer reisen von Festival zu Festival – zumindest wenn sie so vielseitig und erfahren sind wie “film techniek”-Mitarbeiter Daniel Kundi, der noch bis zum 6. November 2014 bei der Viennale “auflegt”. Diesen Einblick gab er uns vor der Vorführung von A WALK ON THE MOON mit Viggo Mortensen. Nach der Viennale geht’s für Daniel nach [...]

ZUO TIAN (PAST PRESENT) and NO FORM

2014-10-25 // 0 Comments

NO FORM is an intense work of art, a dreamlike sequence on a busy street coupled with a symphony in red and white, a short film by Malaysian filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang, whose life and childhood memories – essentially what formed him and his work – were presented in a soulful portrait named ZUO TIAN (PAST [...]