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KORIDA

AUT 2016, 87 min, Siniša Vidovic

KORIDA accompanies its protagonists on their journey through the world of Bosnian bullfights, the Koridas, a subject rarely caught on film. In a Korida bullfight, bulls compete against bulls in an arena, yet unlike the Spanish Corrida de Toros no blood is shed.

The film gives a unique insight into a society that tries to come to terms with its past war experiences in an unusual way. Is it true that Koridas have brought more peace to the Bosnian people than the European Union?

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OFFSHORE - ELMER AND THE SWISS BANK SECRECY

CH 2016, 102 min, Werner Schweizer

While, in the US, Swiss bank managers are apologizing for their practice of tax evasion, and lists of clients are made available to the American authorities, Rudolf Elmer, former auditor at Julius Bär, is accused of violation of the Swiss bank secrecy in the Cayman Islands. Once an insider, Elmer has turned into a critic.

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PARCOURS D'AMOUR

GER 2014, 77 min, Bettina Blümner

How many rounds you do have to spin on the dance floor until all your dreams come true? Eugène, Gino, Christiane and their friends are already past their prime. But that doesn't stop them to search for love and sex with the same intensity of people who are wearing braces and not clinical crowns.

They meet in Paris daily in dimly dance clubs, which are named "Memphis" or "Chalet du Lac". There they express their desire for living a full live in togetherness through dancing. And if prince charming is reluctant to appear the well-heeled ladies spent some money for lessons with "taxiboy" Michel. Michel dances with them for money - and behaves like a real gentleman, too. In search of love both - men and women - overcome nearly every obstacle, even if in many cases it doesn’t bring them closer to their aim.

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VARVILLA

IT 2014, 75 + 47 min, Valerio Gnesini

At the gates of the National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, in the Val d'Enza, more precisely in Succiso of Ramiseto in the province of Reggio Emilia, the inhabitants of a small village have managed to save the country from abandonment by creating a cooperative community.

The Valley of the Knights, the name of the cooperative, now runs a bar, a farm, a grocery store and is active in the tourism, farming of sheep, the maintenance of the territory and in the management of the national park's visitor center . A unique example of co-operative community in Italy, which is useful to prevent the depopulation of the smaller countries. Economics professor Naori Tsuda Osaka University who is conducting a study of cooperative communities spread throughout the world, says that a similar pattern exists only in Australia.

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PARADISE THREATENED

AT 2015, 90 min, Markus Heltschl

This documentary gives an insight into the work of Heinrich Kühn, a pioneer and one of the most important representatives of art photography. With his artistic and technical achievements Kühn (1866-1944) has developed unimagined possibilities in pictorial design and colour design. His work still has a strong influence to present artists and photographers. Famous artists and curators as Jeff Wall, Peter Weibel, Monika Faber, Peter Weiermair, Uwe Schögl, Ulrich Pohlmann, Florian Ebner and the grandchildren of Heinrich Kühn speak about Kühns work and influence.

mit / with : Jeff Wall, Peter Weibel, Monika Faber, Florian Ebner, Ulrich Pohlmann, Peter Weiermair, Uwe Schögl, Anette Kicken, Klaus Pollmeier, Leo Andergassen, Christine Lammer-Kühn, Diether Schönitzer

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GOLDEN GENES

AT 2016, 90 min, Wolfgang Konrad, Ursula Hansbauer, Clemens Stachel

Stored in biobanks, frozen and bodiless, genes and the information they contain are turning into time travellers – be it a sheaf of barley, the stem cells of a polar bear or drops of human blood. Within this time capsule we also place old dreams: the re-creation of extinct animal species, putting an end to world hunger, human life without illness or disease. We embark on an expedition that will assemble some of the greatest and oldest archives of life and the most modern biobanks. We meet people who are reconstructing the order of nature. And we experience a struggle over life itself that not only affects scientists, but all of us.

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ANGRY BUDDHA

AT/GER 2016, 98 min, Stefan Ludwig

They exist at the edges of society and are considered troublesome and backwards. However, János Orsòs, a Romani from eastern Hungary, has taken a new approach. János founded a school inspired by the Buddhism of B.R. Ambedkar, who freed millions of Indians from the stigma of ‘untouchability’. Full of hope and fury, János fights for a better future for his pupils, the ‘untouchables’ of Europe.

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DOUBLE FEATURE: SOLO - THE LAW OF THE FAVELA & SOLO - OUT OF A DREAM

 

SOLO - THE LAW OF THE FAVELA (NL 1994, 53 min, Jos de Putter)

Leonardo and Anselmo are both eleven years old and live in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. It is the summer of 1994, the World Championship Soccer is held in the USA, and Brazil is the favorite for the world title. Leonardo and Anselmo dream of becoming professional soccer players, to escape the poverty and violence of their slum. Leonardo and Anselmo play for the team of Nova Saffra, a home for poor kids. But when a scout of a famous team arrives, everything might change: he invites both Leonardo and Anselmo to play a test match. During this once in a lifetime opportunity, Anselmo forgets his shoes and his father is nowhere to be found. Leonardo realizes he will have to make a tough decision.

 

SOLO - OUT OF A DREAM (NL 2014, 90 min, Jos de Putter)

He made his dream come true: he was a professional player for Feyenoord and Ajax, and in his later days went on to play in Austria, Hungary and Germany. Now 31, rich and famous, he travels back to Rio de Janeiro to meet old friends, against the background of the world championships in Brasil. Solo –out of a dream tells the story of a life that was was destined by the camera. Leonardo realizes that nothing can be won without loss.

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SOLO - OUT OF A DREAM

NL 2014, 90 min, Jos de Putter

In 1994, 11 year-old Leonardo, was portrayed in the Award-winning documentary SOLO - THE LAW OF THE FAVELA. As a result of the film, Leonardo was invited to join Dutch topclub Feyenoord at the age of 14. He made his dream come true: he was a professional player for Feyenoord and Ajax, and in his later days went on to play in Austria, Hungary and Germany. 

Now 31, rich and famous, he travels back to Rio de Janeiro to meet old friends, against the background of the world championships in Brasil. SOLO - OUT OF A DREAM tells the story of a life that was was destined by the camera. Leonardo realizes that nothing can be won without loss.

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CHINA REVERSE

AT 2014, 90 min, Judith Benedikt

The story of the Chinese diaspora to Austria, the life of first and second generation Chinese in Vienna, the economic remigration from Austro-Chinese to their homeland and the consequence of cultural exchange in both directions! Most came to Vienna by chance. Working in Chinese restaurants, dreaming of their own business, or bringing their family. China Reverse is the story of the Chinese diaspora ... in both directions.
Those who stayed took advantage of the economic boom. For some, there´s still time to jump on the band wagon. China Reverse looks behind the facade of financial success. Noticing casual details- an antique porcelain dish, native songs, and a smile that refers to the future, but cannot help trembling.

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PRIVATE REVOLUTIONS - YOUNG, FEMALE, EGYPTIAN

AT 2014, 98 min, Alexandra Schneider

"Private Revolutions - Young, Female, Egyptian" is a documentary about four young Egyptian women with different social background who are sovereign, eloquent and determined. We see the street activist Sharbat, who was kicked out with her kids by her own husband due to her political engagement. We follow the path of Fatema, who is an active Muslim Sister and mum of three little sons at the same time. We experience the struggle of Amani who runs her own radio station and a publishing company trying to enhance more women rights. And we are with the Nubian May when she starts a development project in the conservative South of Egypt.
Their fight for justice and gender equality leads to constant clashes with their men-dominated surrounding. Nevertheless they keep going and that's what the movie wants to show: Their courage, sensitivity and their willingness.

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KICK OUT YOUR BOSS

AT 2014, 90 min, Elisabeth Scharang

197 million unemployed people and the widespread phenomenon of physical or mental collapse known as burnout are arguments enough to find alternatives to economic systems whose only goal is the singleminded pursuit of proft maximization.

This documentary gets right into the middle of the current discussions and demonstrates with the help of three examples in Brazil, Serbia and Austria how such systems can work in different ways: workers’ participation, profit-sharing, abolition of hierarchy – they all work without employees having to fear the loss of their livelihood or wage cuts.

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TALEA

AT 2013, 73 min, Katharina Mückstein

Fourteen-year-old Jasmin longs to be near her biological mother, Eva. Following her mother’s release from prison, an excursion into the country together becomes a first test for the fledgling mother-daughter relationship. They smoke, dance and stroll together – the mood is promising. But time and again, it is revealed that their needs and expectations are light years apart. For the moment, neither Eva nor Jasmin seem up to the task of fulfilling each other’s quest for identity and support.

Talea is Italian and means cion, offshoot, sprout

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The First Sea

AT/GER 2013, 60 min, Clara Trischler

An NGO invites Wafaa and Raneen, along with a group of other young West Bank Palestinians, to spend a day at the beach – in Israel. Although they live nearby, an impenetrable barrier has always made it impossible for them to go there. Is this trip a fantasy or a window on the future?

“A touching story in the midst of the Middle East conflict” Austrian Broadcast

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OMSCH

AT 2013, 82 min, Edgar Honetschläger

A travelling artist, painter and filmmaker has a centenarian neighbour. The relationship between this man in his forties and the solitary old lady with a wicked sense of humour gradually becomes a kind of elective kinship. Their discussions, interrupted and picked up again over the years, form the fabric of this personal, tender and surprising film. A calm observation on the inescapable power of the passage of time.

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Elektro Moskva

AT 2013, 90 min, Elena Tikhonova & Dominik Spritzendorfer

ELEKTRO MOSKVA (Electro Moscow) is an essayistic documentary about the Soviet electronic age and its legacy. The story begins with the inventor of the world’s first electronic instrument, Leon Theremin, unveiling the KGB’s huge pile of fascinating devices, some of which were musical. They all came into existence as a by-product of a rampant defense industry. Nowadays, those aged and abandoned ‘musical coffins’, as solidly made as a Kalashnikov, are being recycled and reinterpreted by the post-Soviet generations of musicians, sound collectors and circuit benders. The story of the Soviet synthesizers as an allegory to the everyday life under the Soviet system: nothing works, but you have to make the best out of it. An electronic fairy tale about the inventive spirit of the free mind inside the iron curtain- and beyond.

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My Fathers, my Mother and Me

AT 2013, 93 min, Paul-Julien Robert

Communal property, free sexuality, dissolution of the nuclear family - these were the basic principles of the Friedrichshof, the largest commune in Europe, founded by the Viennese Actionist Otto Mühl at the beginning of the 1970's. In "MY FATHERS, MY MOTHER AND ME", young director Paul-Julien Robert, who was born into this commune, embarks on a personal journey into his past. Including archive material made public for the first time in this film, the director  confronts himself and his mother with the question "What is family?"

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Formentera

GER 2012, 92 min, Ann-Kristin Reyels

Nina and Ben have been together for many years. They have a three-year-old daughter. Their first vacation without their child leads them to the south: to Formentera. Caressed by the sun and the warm Mediterranean winds they enjoy their freedom from the necessities of everyday life. But during a wild beach party the paradise turns into hell. Nina and Ben are caught in a deep crisis, questioning everything they once believed in. The sunny island turns into a darkroom, rendering visible what has been concealed: doubts concerning the plans they had for their lives and a quiet grief over a reality that may only be accepted.

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IT WAS BETTER TOMORROW

TN 2012, 74 min, Hinde Boujemaa

Through the hubbub of a revolution, “It was better tomorrow” follows Aida, a Tunisian woman who has to rebuild her entire life and who does not wish to look backwards. She spends her time moving from one poor neighborhood to another.

Driven by the will to find a roof over her head and for her children, she takes no notice of the historical events taking place around her. Her only goal is to find a way out and she is convinced that the revolution is a blessing.

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Oh Yeah, She Performs!

AT 2012, 101 min, Mirjam Unger

The film revolves around the work of these four women, portraying subtle emotions that hint at the various identities of these female musicians and the struggle to reconcile private and public personalities. The editing style connects these very different characters and highlights the dynamic plot and the change in tempo driven by the beat. A break, a bridge, a riff, a rhyme, a glint in the eye, stage fright: flashes leading to the next snapshot of GUSTAV, CLARA LUZIA, TERESA ROTSCHOPF and LUISE POP in their element: music.

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AUN - the beginning and the end of all things

AT/JP 2011, 100 min, Edgar Honetschläger

When looking for alternative energy sources the Japanese scientist Sekai tragically dies. Twenty years later the Brazilian mathematician Euclides continues his research. The lack of an essential component won't allow a breakthrough. Only AUN, Sekai´s son, seems to hold the key, to protect mankind from self-destruction. 
In the aftermath of the nuclear tragedy in Fukushima the film appears like a prophecy. AUN´s dream-like images, complemented by music from Christian Fennesz and Ryuichi Sakamoto lead into a fantastic and exciting world, full of brideness and darkness of life.

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Evolution of Violence

AT 2011, 77 min, Fritz Ofner

Guatemala. The war ended long ago. Though the people want to forget it, the violence continues, and it has spread throughout the society like cancer. Each day, journalists wait to report on the next murder victim, and a social worker helps the relatives of women who have been killed.

The global hunger for cheap resources has been another cause of violence, and a war over bananas has taken on a life of its own. The society suffers from the aftermath of the 36-year civil war. Mass graves are found in the mountains, former rebels mourn their comrades, and a war criminal has nightmares about all the things he's done. Peace continues to elude Guatemala.

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Eviction of Intellect (part2)

(part 2) 4 World Stars of Science: Alfred Bader, Carl Djerassi, Walter Kohn, Peter Pulzer

AT 2011, 45 min, Eberhard Büssem

The four scientists Alfred Bader, Carl Djerassi, Walter Kohn and Peter Pulzer, whose roots lie in Vienna, are all renowned men of science who revolutionised the “technical and historical consciousness“ of the world, till far into the 21st century. In spite of all of their successes, a traumatic loss hurts and distresses them all: As Jewish children they had to flee their home country in 1938/39. The film offers a well-documented look into their past to find clues and fragments to their lost homes, reasons for their international success and the implementation of their inventions.

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Yasuni - two seconds of life

Ecuador/USA/AT 2010, 90 min, Leonardo Wild

In Ecuador, the Yasuni National Park is one of the sites with the greatest biodiversity on our planet – and it also  holds a big part of Ecuador´s oil reserves.  Ecuador´s president Rafael Correa has made an  extraordinary proposal: If the world will pay for protection of  it‘s green lungs, Ecuador will leave the oil in the ground and  will invest in renewable energy.

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Little Alien

AT 2009, 94 min, Nina Kusturica

They’re teenagers who fled crisis regions and undertook an extremely dangerous journey to Europe, all alone, hoping for one thing: to live. After arriving here, they fight to live normal lives, struggling against a system that demands they sacrifice their youth to an uncertain future.?

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Eviction of Intellect (part 1)

(part 1): Carl Djerassi - Vienna's Lost Son
AT 2008, 45 min, Eberhard Büssem


The invention of the "pill" made scientist and biochemist Carl Djerassi one of the most innovative and famous men in the world. In addition, during the last decades, Carl Djerassi has also become a great art collector and successful writer. This portrayal follows him through the stages of his life and his work: from the places in Vienna where he grew up and spent his youth until he was forced to flee due to his Jewish origin, all the way through the city of Sofia and the streets of San Francisco and London.

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NEWS

GUARDIANS OF THE EARTH

in den österr. Kinos

KIZ Royalkino, Graz

ab 18.12
Dieselkino Gleisdorf

ab 16.1.2018
Spielboden Dornbirn
13.2.2018
Starmovie Ried
12.4.2018
Filmforum Gmünd

WENN GOTT WILL

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DIE EINSIEDLER

ab 26. Januar 2018
in den österr. Kinos

MEIN STOTTERN

ab 23. Februar 2018
in den österr. Kinos

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FESTIVALS

GOLDEN GENES

won SPECIAL JURY AWARD
at THE WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE Int. FF, Russia 2017

will be screened at

Il cinema del carbone, Italy 2017
21.15pm, 12nd December

ANGRY BUDDHA and MARZIA, MY FRIEND

will be screened at

Auroville Film Festival
India 16th - 23rd December

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