The 60th Viennale offers a rich selection of feature films from all over Europe

– From today until November 1st, the program will include several winners from Europe, and more particularly from Austria, as well as recent discoveries

Eismayer by David Wagner

With the Vienna which kicks off today, October 20, and runs until November 1, there’s a lot to celebrate, starting with the obvious 60e festival anniversary. This will be reflected in the program, as director of the festival Eva Sangiorgi promised the “best cinematic discoveries” and the “important Austrian films”.

Indeed, the Austrian program includes more than 20 short and feature film titles, including productions and co-productions. Among them are films that have won international awards, such as Vera [+see also:
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by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmelwhich will be the opening title of the Viennale, and Mutzenbacher [+see also:
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by Ruth Beckerman. The Viennale has also decided to include Ulrich Seidlit is Sparta [+see also:
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in the line-up, which recently sparked some controversy after a The Spiegel article was published on some on-set practices. Also on the program Displaced material [+see also:
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by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, family dinner [+see also:
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by Peter Hengl, Eismayer [+see also:
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by David Wagner (which recently won the Giornate degli Autori in Venice), Amina Handkeit is My sentence, Claudia Mullerit is Elfriede Jelinek – Unleashed Tongueas well as co-productions A little bundle of love [+see also:
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interview: Gastón Solnicki, Angeliki P…
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by Gaston Solnicki and Jet lag [+see also:
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by Zheng Lu Xin Yuan.

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The European part of the international programming includes the Franco-Romanian-Swedish co-production After Sun [+see also:
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by Charlotte Wells, Rewind and play [+see also:
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interview: Alain Gomis
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by Alain Gomis, See you Friday, Robinson [+see also:
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by Mitra Farahani, Mother by Caroline Schmitz, Living [+see also:
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by Oliver Hermanus, Lars Eidinger – Being ohr Do not be by Reiner Holzemer, Enys Men [+see also:
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interview: Mark Jenkin
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by Marc Jenkins, Disorders [+see also:
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interview: Cyril Schäublin
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by Cyril Schaublin, Pacification [+see also:
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interview: Albert Serra
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by Albert Serra, Saint-Omer [+see also:
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interview: Alice Diop
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by Alice Diop, Godland [+see also:
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interview: Hlynur Pálmason
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by Hlynur Palmason, Other people’s children [+see also:
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interview: Rebecca Zlotowski
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by Rebecca Zlotowski and The Banshees of Inisherin [+see also:
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by Martin McDonagh.

The retrospective is devoted to Yoshida Kiju, a key figure in the “Japanese New Wave”, whose works have rarely been shown in the West. The “monographs” are devoted to Med Hondothe founding father of African cinema; Ebrahim Golestan, Iranian director and producer; and Hollywood actress-director Elaine May.

The industry section includes interviews with filmmakers Alain Guiraudie and Joanna Hogg. Additionally, the Filipino helmsman Lav Diaz will lead a master class. german filmmaker Werner Herzog will be present for a gala for his film The inner fire: a requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft. Also, Romania Radu Jude will be present for the screening of his short film The Potemkinists.

For the benefit of its public, the festival will expand its offer adapted to the hearing or visually impaired, as well as the deaf. To mark this special anniversary, there will be an additional publication, called Viennale 60. On film festivals. Including contributions written by film lovers from all over the world, it deals with the obligations, the necessities and the motivations of festivals at a time of great change. It thus aims to look both to the recent and more distant past, as well as to the future.

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