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Backstage Vienna State Opera

AT 2019, 94 min, Stephanus Domanig

Accompanied by Saint-Saëns’ “Samson et Dalila,” workers rise from the understage to set up the world that is a stage. These men and women toil in shifts from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the Vienna State Opera, sometimes making a thundering racket in the empty theater and then working as quietly as possible to avoid disturbing rehearsals or performances. They’re vital to the operation of one of the largest opera houses in the world.

Stephanus Domanig’s film BACKSTAGE VIENNA STATE OPERA takes a look behind the scenes at this cultural institution, portraying the variety of work done there, most of it invisible, that enables the world-renowned singers, conductors and musicians to delight their audience. The film focuses on the employees behind, next to and underneath the stage who keep the huge, complex operation going. And there’s a considerable number of them. They provide an in-depth survey of their work, giving the film’s viewers an idea of everything that’s necessary for productions to be successful and run smoothly. The opera house not only enjoys an excellent reputation, performances take place every day of the year except for two (“Christmas and Good Friday”) and an impressive 99% of its seats are sold.

festivals

Beirut Art Film Festival 2019, LB

awards

Best Cinematography (Romy 2020)

pictures

NEWS

THIS LAND IS MY LAND

Premieren und Sonderveranstaltungen
in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin:

6.10., 19:30 Uhr Cine Center, Wien
3.11., 19:00 Uhr culturcentrum wolkenstein Stainach

in den österr. Kinos:

Haydn Kino, Wien
Apollo Kino, Wien
Village Cinema, Wien
KIZ RoyalKino, Graz
Leokino, Innsbruck
City Kino Steyr
Top Kino, Wien
Breitenseer Lichtspiele, Wien
Annenhof Kino, Graz
Kino Oberpullendorf
Cine Center, Wien

3./9.10. Spielboden Dornbirn
6./19.10. Karlstorkino, Heidelberg
13.10. Kronen Kino, Mistelbach
ab 29.10. Kinemathek Karlsruhe

3.11. dekArTe, Wiener Neustadt
3./4.11. Lungauer Kulturvereinigung

DAS FIEBER

Premieren und Sonderveranstaltungen
in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin:

1.10. Stadtkino Wien
7.10. Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems
8.10. Filmclub Schrems
26.11. Filmforum Bregenz
27.11. Spielboden Dornbirn

in den österr. Kinos:

Stadtkino Wien
KIZ Royalkino, Graz
Volkskino Klagenfurt
Leokino, Innsbruck
City Kino Steyr
Village Cinema, Wien
Cinema Paradiso, St. Pölten
Moviemento, Linz
Kino Freistadt

9.10. Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems

5.12. Spielboden Dornbirn

DIE DOHNAL Frauenministerin / Feministin / Visionärin

in den österr. Kinos:

Actors Studio, Wien

1.10. die künstlerei, Tamsweg
5.10. Kino im Kurhaus, Bad Aussee
6.10. Stadtkino Gmunden
ab 7.10. Cinema Dornbirn
9./10.10. Kino Hasewend
ab 25.10. EU XXL - Die Reihe
ab 28.10. Filmforum Bregenz
ab 30.10. Stadtkino Center Ternitz

2.11. Horizontale, Straden
16.11. Amtshaus, Josefstadt

9.12. Remise, Bludenz

AWARDS

 

FIRST STEPS AWARDS 2020

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN
Bester abendfüllender Spielfilm

HEIMATFILMFESTIVAL 2020

WEIYENA - EIN HEIMATFILM
Best Documentary Award

DIAGONALE 2020

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN
Großer Diagonale Preis -
Bester Spielfilm,
Beste künstlerische Montage,
Bestes Sounddesign,
Diagonale Schauspielpreis (Dominik Warta),
Thomas Pluch Drehbuchpreis

DIE DOHNAL
Großer Diagonale Preis -
Bester Dokumentarfilm,
Preis für außergewöhnliche Produktionsleistung

NEW DVD SALES

Eisenberger,
Fair Traders,
Die Einsiedler
and
Zerschlag mein Herz

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NEW ON VOD

Backstage Vienna State Opera,
Eisenberger,
Fair Traders,
Walter Arlen's first century

and
Children below deck

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FESTIVALS

THE FEVER

will be screened at

Internazionale a Ferrara, IT 2020
4.30 pm, 3rd October
4.30 pm, 4th October

GLORY TO THE QUEEN

will be screened at

CinEast Film Festival, LU 2020
7.00 pm, 19th October

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