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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 | German Film Festival 2021, AU

awards

Best Cinematography (Romy 2020)

pictures

NEWS

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN

in den österr. Kinos:

Stadtkino, Wien
Votiv Kino / De France, Wien
Admiral Kino, Wien
Actors Studio, Wien
Moviemento, Linz
Programmkino Wels
KIZ RoyalKino, Graz
Filmstudio Villach
Kino Kirchdorf (24.6)
Lichtspiele Lenzing (24.6.)
Kino Lambach (24.6.)
Kino Freistadt (24.6.)
Leokino (ab Juli)
Filmforum Bregenz (11.8.)

Sonderveranstaltungen:
in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin
Sandra Wollner

23. Juni, 19:30 Uhr - Stadtkino Wien
30. Juni, 19:00 Uhr - Stadtkino, Wien

weitere Kinos folgen

WOOD - Der geraubte Wald

in den österr. Kinos:

Votiv Kino/De France, Wien
Top Kino, Wien
Admiral Kino, Wien
Actors Studio, Wien
Moviemento, Linz
Cinema Paradiso, St. Pölten
Cinema Paradiso, Baden
Geidorf Kunstkino, Graz
Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems (ab 25.6.)
Leokino, Innsbruck (ab Juli)

Sonderveranstaltungen:
in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin
Ebba Sinzinger

21. Juni, 19:30 Uhr - Votiv Kino, Wien
23. Juni, 19:30 Uhr - Top Kino, Wien
30. Juni, 20:00 Uhr - Admiral Kino, Wien

weitere Kinos folgen

GLORY TO THE QUEEN

in den österr. Kinos:
Kino Katsdorf
Programmkino Wels
Moviemento, Linz

20.7.
Murinsel, Graz

NOMINIERUNGEN

Österreichischer Filmpreis

The Trouble With Being Born
- Bester Film
- Beste Regie
- Bestes Drehbuch
- Bestes Maskenbild
- Bester Ton/Sounddesign
- Beste Musik

Die Dohnal
- Bester Dokumentarfilm
- Bester Schnitt

Kurier-Romy

Glory to the Queen
- Beste Doku Kino

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FESTIVALS

GLORY TO THE QUEEN

will be screened at

Sotto Le Stelle Dell'Austria, IT 2021
9.00 pm, 1st July

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