Category Archives: Austria

Petra Morzé in “Antares” [2004 Austria]

Götz Spielmann wrote and directed “Antares” in 2004, and while it has received notoriety in some circles, it has been universally applauded as a fine piece of cinema. The film is a result of profound insight into human behaviour … Continue reading

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Irina Potapenko & Ursula Strauss in “Revanche” [2008 Austria]

Götz Spielmann made this beautiful film, “Revanche” [Eng. Trans: Revenge], a thought-provoking observation in love, loss, bereavement, revenge, and guilt. The film won numerous awards and was also nominated for Oscar for best foreign language film  It is also … Continue reading

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Scenes from Ulrich Seidl’s “Hundstage” [2001 Austria]

Ulrich Seidl made this Austrian classic, “Hundstage” [Eng. Title: Dog Days] in 2001. His second full-length feature, it is an exquisite observation of suburban Austria during a hot summer’s weekend.
I don’t know where to start – the pure genius … Continue reading

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Ekateryna Rak and others in “Import/Export” [2007, Austria, France, Germany] BR720

Ulrich Seidl’s beautiful 2007 drama “Import/ Export” is a portrait of two lives – Olga, a Ukranian nurse who travels to Vienna to improve her life, and Paul, an ex security guard who accompanies his stepdad in the opposite … Continue reading

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Egon Schiele – Exzess und Bestrafung, by Herbert Vesely [1981 – W.Germany, France, Austria]

Here’s something about Herbert Vesely’s 1981 biopic “Egon Schiele – Exzess und Bestrafung” [Eng. Title: Egon Schiele: Excess and Punishment]…
It’s about the later years of one the most important expressionists of the twentieth century – Egon Schiele, the great … Continue reading

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