• Alfred Weidenmann – Julia, du bist zauberhaft AKA Adorable Julia (1962)

    1961-1970Alfred WeidenmannAustriaClassicsRomance
    Julia, du bist zauberhaft (1962)
    Julia, du bist zauberhaft (1962)

    Julia, Du bist zauberhaft (AKA Adorable Julia) is a 1962 Austrian comedy film directed by Alfred Weidenmann and starring Lilli Palmer, Charles Boyer and Jean Sorel. It was entered into the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.[2] It is based on the 1937 novel Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham, and the subsequent play that Guy Bolton and Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon adapted from the novel.Read More »

  • Jessica Hausner – Amour fou AKA Mad Love (2014)

    Jessica Hausner2011-2020AustriaComedyDrama

    Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his skeptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. It is whilst coming to terms with this refusal, ineffably distressed by his cousin’s insensitivity to the depth of his feelings, that Heinrich meets Henriette, the wife of a business acquaintance. Heinrich’s subsequent offer to the beguiling young woman at first holds scant appeal, that is until Henriette discovers she is suffering from a terminal illnessRead More »

  • Georg Jacoby – Geld auf der Straße (1930)

    Comedy1921-1930AustriaGeorg Jacoby

    Peter is an aviator who dreams of a life in wealth and luxury. He meets the banker’s daughter Dodo.Read More »

  • Ulrich Seidl – Good News: Von Kolporteuren, toten Hunden und anderen Wienern AKA Good News: Newspaper Salesmen, Dead Dogs and Other People from Vienna (1990)

    1981-1990AustriaDocumentaryUlrich Seidl

    Ulrich Seidl’s documentary debut is about the foreigners who sell newspapers in their red uniforms on the streets of Vienna. A comparison between the world of the foreigner selling the newspaper and the Austrian who reads it in his living room.Read More »

  • Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel – Vera (2022)

    Tizza Covi2021-2030AustriaDramaRainer Frimmel

    Vera lives in the shadow of her famous father. Tired of her superficial life and relationships, she drifts through Roman high society. When she injures a child in a traffic accident in the suburbs, she forms an intense relationship with an eight-year-old boy and his father. But soon she must realize that also in this world she is only an instrument for others.Read More »

  • Xavier Koller – Gripsholm (2000) (HD)

    1991-2000AustriaDramaRomanceXavier Koller

    Kurt and Lydia are planning a relaxed vacation at the Gripsholm castle in Sweden . What Lydia does not know is that for Kurt, a well-known publicist, the journey is actually a flight from encroaching fascism and a direct threat from the Nazis.

    The film takes us deep into the shady, pleasure-seeking cabaret world of Berlin at the beginning of the 1930’s, where “open season” has been declared on the last remaining bourgeois taboos, and the few remaining fig leaves of modesty are about to be swept away. Kurt, a campaigning journalist and satirist who has become a celebrity thanks to the rather saucy lyrics he has written for the songs of various shows has set off with his girlfriend Lydia, his princess, on a journey to Gripsholm castle in Sweden, in the course of a seemingly endless summer. Two friends, the fashionable variety show singer Billie and a temperamental aviator who goes by the name of Karlchen join them briefly on the holiday in Sweden. Erotic impulses inevitably lead to complications in their relationships.Read More »

  • Kurdwin Ayub – Sonne (2022)

    2011-2020AustriaDramaKurdwin Ayub

    In a moment of ordinary madness, three girlfriends decide to shoot a burqa music video.Read More »

  • Ulrich Seidl – Sparta (2022)

    2021-2030AustriaDramaUlrich Seidl

    Ewald moved to Romania years ago. Now in his 40s, he seeks a fresh start. Leaving his girlfriend, he moves to the hinterland. With young boys from the area, he transforms a decaying school into a fortress. The children enjoy a new, carefree existence. But the distrust of the villagers is soon awoken. And Ewald is forced to confront a truth he has long suppressed. Sparta is the brother film to Rimini, and the conclusion of Ulrich Seidl’s diptych about the inescapability of the past and the pain of finding yourself.Read More »

  • Michael Pilz – Feldberg (1990)

    1981-1990ArthouseAustriaMichael Pilz

    In this evocative work, we hear and see the interactions of a man and a woman in a pristine forest. We gain a sense of intimacy with them and nature. Suddenly we leave the worries of our scattered lives and begin to remember the primal elements of existence: earth, wind, fire, water, people, and creation. This epiphanic process demands patience and an almost meditative state, but it is so worth the effort – just as a journey a mountain meadow requires some effort in order to find its treasures.Read More »

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