Films 2018

 

 

Alanis

Tue. 6.3.

17:00   82′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

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director: Anahí Berneri
2017 | Argentinia | feature film | oes

photo: © Fandango srl

austrian premiere, Latin America, mothers

After the film: discussion with Renate Blum (Lefö). 


Couple of days in the life of a sex worker in Buenos Aires.

Alanis suffers under the laws that were initially supposed to protect her. The young mother remains confident and tries to find her place in society. The film´s portrayal is direct and unsentimental, the viewer experiences Alanis directly at work as well as well as in her more tender and exciting moments with her son, Dantes. At the end of the day, the film is not about the pros and cons of sex work, but more so about a living, struggling mother who happens to do her job just to make ends meet.

Alanis was awarded distinction for best director and best actress at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

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Amazona

Fri. 2.3.

21:30   82′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Mon. 5.3.

17:00   82′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

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director: Clare Weiskopf
2016 | Colombia | documentary | oes

photo: © Cinephil

austrian premiere, Latin America, mothers

 


Val’s chosen home is the jungles of Amazon with their breathtaking landscapes. She has a mind of her own and lives the way she believes to be right. Her already grown up children sometimes hold her choice against her. However, after her first marriage, which Val experienced as a golden cage, freedom is a precious commodity. Her daughter, Clare who lives in the Netherlands, is expecting her firstborn. She returns to the Colombian jungle to fulfil a lifelong dream: Make a documentary about her impressive and headstrong mother.

The Film’s unique setting in the jungles of Amazon makes one understand how strong the desire for freedom can be.

The film received audience award at the FCCI- Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival in 2017.

 

 

Chrieg

Sat. 3.3.

16:30   110′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

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director: Simon Jaquemet
2014 | Switzerland | feature film | oes

photo: © Picture Tree International GmbH

retrospective

After the film: discussion with caster Lisa Oláh and director Simon Jaquemet. 


The teenager Matteo is brought to a camp in the mountains for adolescents with behavioural problems overnight by his parents. However, as often the case, it is the parents who lack empathy. But even in the Alpine camp, senior supervision and support is missing. Three adolescents, whom Matteo is supposed make friends with, rule the place. In the night the troubled teenagers hit the streets of the neighbouring town to vent their piled up energy. Matteo and Ali, the girl in the gang, develop tender relationship to one another. Stuck between aggression, vulnerability and the desire for belonging and recognition; Matteo tries to find his place in the group and in his own life in general.

Chrieg was nominated for five Swiss Film Awards and received the main award at the Max-Ophühls Festival. The main actor Benjamin Lutzke won the price for best young actor.

 

 

The Shop of little Pleasures

Mon. 5.3.

18:45   93′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

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director: Julia Frick
2017 | Austria | feature film | gv with es

photo: © Marco Zimprich

european premiere, humor

After the film: discussion with director Julia Frick und Cast. 


Emma has been looking high and low for little pleasures in her own marriage, but when her husband decides out of the blue to divorce her , Emma must take matters in her own hand. Quite literally! The job opening in the local Sex shop is a blessing in disguise since a divorce without money and job is out of the question. As Emma begins to explore the wonders of managing an erotic boutique, a new world of unexpected friendships and affairs opens up.

Julika Fricks´ comedy has an all star cast starring: Petra Kleinert, Waltraut Haas, Marcus Strahl, Reinhard Nowak, Barbara Karlich and Ramesh Nair, Mirella to name a few.

The film won the main price in the category “Best foreign Film” at the La femme film festival in LA and the “best female support” at the Sidney Indie Film Festival.

 

 

The Dreamed Ones

Fri. 2.3.

19:00   89′

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director: Ruth Beckermann
2016 | Austria | feature and documentary film | gv

photo: © Stadtkino Filmverleih

retrospective

After the film: discussion with caster Lisa Oláh and actor Laurence Rupp. 


“But we are just the dreamed ones?” Ingeborg asks in a letter.

She is 22 years old, he is 27. The love story of Ingeborg Bachmann and Paus Celan begins in 1948 in post Second World War Vienna and ends with the suicide of Celan in Paris in 1971. For her, it is the love of her life but history stands in their way. He is a Jew whose parents were murdered in the Holocaust while she had no such experiences. The film is based on correspondence between the two poets.

Two young actors, Anja Plaschgand Laurence Rupp meet up in a film studio to read the letters. The dramatic and ever so sensitive world of feelings of the two lovebirds merges with the identities of actors. They have fun, argue, smoke, discuss tattoos and music, just like to lovers would.

The experimental documentary film received the main awards at the Diagonale Film festival in 2016 for the best film as well as for best cut.

 

 

Geschlechterkonstruktionen in kurzen Formaten

Mon. 5.3.

21:15   70′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

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director: Div. RegisseurInnen
2016/17 | Austria | short | various languages

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FrauenFilmTage and the Academy of fine Arts declare the winners of the Short Film Contest on “Forms of Relationships / Love Affairs / Sexuality”.

The program shows the examination of this topic with visual forms of expression and consists of videos from first semesters to graduates.

  • BARIKAT
    Mirkan Deniz, 13:00 Min.
     
  • HOT STUFF
    Charlotte Gash, 4:08 Min.
     
  • DOCUMENT MISSING: Performance no. 5 (Three Actions)
    Hristina Ivanoska, 5:45 Min.
     
  • PLAY WITH ME
    Hyeji Nam, 5:00 Min.
     
  • LOOSE YOUR MARBLES
    Laura Nitsch, 18:00 Min.
     
  • ARMS
    Lucie Friederike Müller, 2:56 Min.
     
  • TÊTE-À-TÊTE
    Miae Son, 8:00 Min.
     
  • MAGICAL GIRL Episode 1
    Pato Wiesauer, 3:55 Min.
     
  • MOVING BODY IN AGGRESSIVE MOTION
    Pille-Riin Jaik and Miriam Esther Meyer, 4:53 Min.
     
  • EVEN IF THE LIGHTS GO OUT, THERE IS STILL LIGHT
    Veronika Burger, 14:31 Min.

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Grab and Run / Ala-Kachuu

Fri. 2.3.

17:00   85′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

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director: Roser Corella
2017 | Germany/Spain | documentary | oes

photo: © Roser Corella

womens rights

After the film: discussion with director Roser Corella 


Women up for grabs?

Al Kachuu, which means as much as “grab and run” is a common tradition in Kyrgyzstan, where women are kidnapped in order to force them into marriage. More than half of the Kyrgyz female population, from students to doctors, suffer this gruesome fate which, despite being legally prohibited, is supported and encouraged by men and women. Or as one mother-in-law said to sooth her involuntary, future daughter-in-law:“Every good marriage begins with tears”.

In this astonishing documentary, the filmmaker Roser Corella reveals how outdated traditions in democratic (!!) Kyrgyzstan create oppressive structures that determine the autonomy of women.

Awarded as Best International Documentary at tht DOC Los Angeles Filmfestival and winner of the category “A Different Tomorrow” at the Reykjavik International Film Festival.

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Gwendolyn

Wed. 7.3.

21:15   85′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

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director: Ruth Kaaserer
2017 | Austria | documentary | ogs

photo: © Soleil Film

empowerment

After the film: discussion with director Ruth Kaaserer (requested) and Vienna Roller Derby–Team role of gender in sports.. 


Gwendolyn Leick is champion of the posture. She is a retired anthropologist, author and a weightlifter. Gwen was born in Graz and went to London to write her dissertation. At the age of 52 she began to practice weight lifting and has since then won numerous international titles. Gewn, along with her coach Pat, are preparing for the European Championship in Azerbaijan, but meanwhile she is also coping with a partial facial palsy and her third cancer operation.

World premier at the DOK Leipzig 2017 and Austrian premier at the Viennale 2017.

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Jane

Thu. 8.3.

20:00   90′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

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director: Brett Morgen
2017 | USA | documentary | ogs

photo: © National Geographic Creative / Hugo van Lawick

austrian premiere, empowerment

 


“At the time I wanted to do things that men did and women did not”- Jane Goodall.

The Academy- and Emmy award nominated director Brett Morgen digs into the supplies of unreleased 16mm material from the archives of the National Geographic. The material, which has remained hidden for 50 years, sheds a new light on the pioneering conservationist Jane Goodall.

“… a wondrous and moving account of a remarkable life that puts us right there with Goodall to share directly in her discoveries.” Hollywood Reporter.

 

 

Kosmonautensehnsucht

Sat. 3.3.

21:30   61′

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director: Catharina Göldner
2016 | Gremany | feature film | gv with es

photo: © David Baltzer/bildbuehne.de

austrian premiere, humor

 


„You and your longings, you are in cahoots together.”

Miriam is a theatre stage manager who spends her summer break wishfully longing after her crush, a female astronaut who is currently on a space mission and absolutely and completely out of reach. Miriam grows desperate and visits an astrologer who claims that the astronaut is not the right one for her. It has to be a person who was born on the 19th of January 1985 at 03.30 o´clock. Knowing that she still has a chance of summer love adventure, Miriam goes on a little mission herself.

A wonderfully scurrile No-Budget Film from Berlin.

 

 

Licht

Sun. 4.3.

16:45   97′

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director: Barbara Albert
2017 | Austria/Germany | feature film | gv

photo: © Christian Schulz

retrospective

After the film: discussion with caster Lisa Oláh and director Barbara Albert (requested). 


Eyesight or status?

The blind Maria Theresia Paradies is an extraordinary talented piano player ever since her childhood. Her condition makes the 18 year old to a star in the Vienna high society in 1777, although she is “just” a woman. In order for her to gain her sight again, her ambitious parents entrust her to the controversial doctor Franz Anton Mesmer. As the fog before her eyes starts to lift, Theresa begins for the first time to experience notions of freedom. But as her eyesight improves, her status as a music prodigy is endangered.

 

 

Meditation Park

Sun. 4.3.

21:15   94′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Tue. 6.3.

19:00   94′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Thu. 8.3.

18:00   94′

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director: Mina Shum
2017 | Canada | feature film | ev

photo: © MONGREL MEDIA

austrian premiere, humor, empowerment

 


“First we obey we our fathers, then our husbands. When they are gone, we can obey ourselves.”

Maria (Cheng Pei Pei) emigrated from Hong Kong to Canada with her husband Bing (Tzi Ma) years ago and honours her role as a devoted wife and mother. Her trust is deeply injured when she finds an unknown object of female lingerie in her laundry basket. Who is this unknown woman? Without confronting her husband, Maria begins to search for traces of the unknown woman. Meanwhile she learns how to ride a bike and with support of her neighbours she develops an autonomy that no one had expected of her.

Mina Shum tells the story of Maria and her family with warmth and humour in a graphic story that provides insights into the experiences of first and second generation of immigrants.

The All-star casted film starring Cheng Pei Pei, Sandra Oh and Don McKellar celebrated its world premier at the Toronto Film Festival.

 

 

Messi and Maud

Tue. 6.3.

21:00   92′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

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director: Marleen Jonkman
2017 | Holland/Germany | feature film | ogs

photo: © Leitwolf Filmproduktion

mothers, Latin America

 


“Why do you want a child?“

Maud and Frank go to Chile on a hiking-vacation. Their relationship is tense, since the couple is dealing with the fact that despite many attempts, they will not be able to have a child together. While Frank indulges in his passion for mountaineering, Maud grieves and refuses to face reality.

The relationship crashes, Maud breaks off and wanders restlessly alone through cities, places and landscapes, searching for herself. She quickly finds a companion on the road, the 8 year old Messi who challenges her to open her eyes and slowly Maud begins to see the world in different colours.

Messi and Maud, the debut film of the young director Marleen Jonkman premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017.

 

 

Neun Leben hat die Katze

Sun. 4.3.

19:00   91′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

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director: Ula Stöckl
1968 | BRD | feature film | gv

photo: © Deutsche Kinemathek

tribute

After the film: discussion with director Ula Stöckl. 


In the summer of 1967, journalist Katharina is visited in Munich by her French friend, Anne. They take day trips and visit cafés, acquaintances and parties. In a series of conversations, they talk about the chances for female emancipation in a male-dominated society … This essay film puts five different types of women at the centre of the episodic narrative – an unmarried professional woman, a divorcee confused about her future, a career woman, a deceived wife and a “dream woman”.

Director Ula Stöckl said in 1968, “women have never had so many chances to organise their lives the way they want. But first they have to learn that they can want something”. Film critic Christa Maerker called The Cat Has Nine Lives West Germany’s “first feminist film”. (Christa Maerker / berlinale.de)

 

 

Princesita

Wed. 7.3.

17:00   78′

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director: Marialy Rivas
2017 | Chile/Argentinia/Spain | feature film | oes

photo: © Fabula

austrian premiere, Latin America

After the film: discussion with feminist scientist Lisbeth N.Trallori. 


A dark fairy tale for grownups.

The twelve year old Tamara follows us into her fairytale-like world in the south of Chile where she lives in a closed community. “Together we are happy” Tamara tells herself and enjoys the freedom as “The chosen one” by the leader of the cult, the charismatic Miguel. When she starts to attend school “on the outside”, her perception of her world, which is shaped through the visions of Miguel, begins to change.

A dark fairytale for grownups by the Chilean director Marialy Rivas that shows the true colours of patriarchy and male dominance.

WARNING: one scene contains sexual violence.

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Solitaire

Sun. 4.3.

15:00   92′

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

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director: Sophie Boutros
2016 | Lebanon/Jordan/Egypt | feature film | ogs

photo: © Nadia Eliewat

austrian premiere, humor

 


Lebanon and Syria in one bed?

Gahda from Lebanon and Samer from Syria want to finally announce their engagement at the dinner table. However, Ghada´s mother, Thérese has problems with the ethnic background of her future son-in-law. Ever since her beloved brother fell for a Syrian bomb in the Lebanon civil war, she just cannot accept Syrians in her own house. Therefore she tries every trick in the book to prevent the engagement from happening; the ring goes missing, the ex-boyfriend shows up and so forth. Will her petty attempts be successful or will she come to her senses at some point?

The feature film debut from the Lebanese director Sophie Boutros is warm and entertaining family drama that still delivers an important message about tolerance.

 

 

The Art of Loving: The Story of Michalina Wislocka

Sat. 3.3.

19:00   120′

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director: Maria Sadowska
2017 | Poland | feature film | oes

photo: © Watchout Productions

humor, empowerment

 


This woman is incredible!

„Have you ever had an orgasm?“ Michalina Wislocka( 1921-2005) asks her client. The polish doctor Michalina Wislocka is a passionate advocate for sexual autonomy and distribution of knowledge of female sexuality. Therefore she fights restlessly for the publication of her sex education book “The Art of Loving“ and the chapter about the orgasm has to remain in the publication at all cost. Her lifetime achievement must not be silenced, neither from the party nor the church.

Love, a political criticism, ménage á trois and a lot of humour: Maria Sadowska pays a splendid tribute to life and works of this exceptional woman.

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The Eternal Feminine / Los Adioses

Thu. 1.3.

20:00   85′

Filmcasino

Thu. 8.3.

22:00   85′

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director: Natalia Beristáin
2017 | Mexico | feature film | oes

photo: © Luxbox Films

opening feature, austrian premiere, Latin America, empowerment

 


A woman way ahead of her time

In Mexico City during the 1950s Rosario Castellano fights for equal rights, the right to be heard and autonomy against men-dominated society. The introverted university student, that would later become one of the most important feminist writers and poets of Latin America, was not affright to ask daring questions that remain unanswered today. Furthermore her turbulent love affair with Ricardo Guerra shows her more fragile and ambivalent sides. At the height of her career and her marriage, she sparked off a discussion that would change her life.

“Oh, it’d be better to die. But I know there is no death for me. Because pain – And what am I, if not pain? – has made me eternal.” – Rosario Castellanos – Lamentación de Dido

Audience award at the Morelia International Film Festival in 2017

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Wild Roses / Dzikie róze

Wed. 7.3.

19:00   90′

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director: Anna Jadowska
2017 | Poland | feature film | oes

photo: © Antipode Sales

mothers

After the film: discussion with director Anna Jadowska. 


Ewa lives with her two children in a village in Poland. Her husband works in Norway in order to support the family and she feels lonely. When she realizes she is pregnant after an extramarital affair, she leaves the family and the village for a while to give birth in secret and gives the baby up for an adoption. When her husband returns for the first communion of their daughter, he quickly hears rumours about Ewa´s affair with a teenaged boy from the village. Her relationship with her husband, her children and eventually herself has to be re-established.

„A story about femininity, motherhood and patriarchal dominance. Anna Jadowska has created one of the most impressive female portraits of contemporary polish cinema.” (culture.pl)

The film was awarded the Ecumenial Jury prize at the Cottbus Film Festival in 2017, the Impact Award at the Stockholm Film Festival and the Polish Critics award for the Best Domestic Film released in 2017.

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