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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

A BLACK JESUS

Sondervorstellungen:

1.10.
Wohnprojekt, Wien
in Koop. mit dem Integrationshaus
Filmstudio Villach
in Koop. mit UNHCR/Langer Tag der Flucht

10.11.
Leokino, Innsbruck
in Koop. mit der Stadt Innsbruck

10.12.
Moviemento, Linz
in Koop. mit Südwind OÖ, Arcobaleno und Migrare

ab 1. Oktober österreichweit
in den Kinos

Village Cinema Wien Mitte, Wien
Top Kino, Wien 
Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems 
Moviemento, Linz
Programmkino Wels
Geidorf Kunstkino, Graz
KIZ Royalkino, Graz
Leokino, Innsbruck

Filmpodium, Biel/Bienne
(8./10./12./14./17.10.)

weitere Kinos folgen

HINTER DEN SCHLAGZEILEN

ab 10. September österreichweit
in den Kinos

in Kooperation mit dem Antikorruptionsbegehren:

16.9., 20.00 Uhr - Leokino, Innsbruck
18.9., 18.30 Uhr - Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems

in den österreichischen Kinos:

Filmcasino, Wien
Votiv Kino/De France, Wien
Actors Studio, Wien
CineCenter, Wien
Top Kino, Wien (ab 17.9.)
Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems (18.9.)
Moviemento, Linz
Programmkino, Wels
Das Kino, Salzburg
KIZ Royalkino, Graz
Annenhof Kino, Graz
Volkskino Klagenfurt (13.-16.9.)
Leokino, Innsbruck
Rio Kino, Feldkirch (ab 17.9.)
Lichtspiele Lenzing (ab 23.9.)
Filmkulturclub Dornbirn (13./14.10.)
Filmbühne Waidhofen/Ybbs (1./2.12.)

weitere Kinos folgen

ÖSTERR. FILMPREISE 2021

 

The Trouble With Being Born

- Bester Film
- Beste Regie
- Bestes Maskenbild
- Bester Ton/Sounddesign

Die Dohnal

- Bester Dokumentarfilm
- Bester Schnitt

WEITERE KINOTERMINE

The Trouble With Being Born
15./21./23./28.9.Breitenseer Lichtspiele, Wien
18./24.9., Spielboden Dornbirn
27.9., Filmhaus, Wien
6.10., Admiral Kino
17.11., Filmklub Wieselburg

Wood - Der geraubte Wald
17./23.9., Kino Millstatt
15.10., Klima & Umwelt Filmtage Baden
20.10., Literatur im Kino, Langenlois
21.10., Cinema Paradiso, St. Pölten
24.10., Apollo Kino Stockerau

Glory to the Queen
3./10./17./24.10., Kino Xenix, Zürich

Die Dohnal
4.10., Horizontale, Straden
3.11., Dieselkino, Leibnitz

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FESTIVALS

A BLACK JESUS

will be screened at

Festival Internazionale Cinema di Frontiera, IT 2021
16th September

WEIYENA - The Long March Home

will be screened at

Biennale Bavaria - Festival des Neuen Heimatfilms, DE 2021
16th & 17th Sepember

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