In its main programme, the VIENNALE shows a carefully picked selection of new films from all over the globe as well as new films from Austria; some of these are international first screenings. The choice of films offers a cross-section of bold film-making which stands apart from the esthetics of mainstream conventionality and is politically relevant. Aside from its focus on the newest feature films of every genre and structural form imaginable, the festival gives particular attention to documentary films, international short films, as well as experimental works and crossover films. The VIENNALE receives regular international acclaim for its yearly organization of a large-scale historic retrospective in collaboration with the Austrian Film Museum, its numerous special programmes, as well as for its tributes and homages dedicated to prominent personalities and institututions in international film-making.
Gala screenings, special events and parties are as much a part of the festival as interviews, animated audience discussions and encounters between international guests of the festival and local visitors.
As previously mentioned on several occasions, the Viennale aspires to be more than a simple “festival of festivals.” Of course, this doesn’t mean that we can afford or want to do without a selection of the most important and crucial new films that have premiered at other, larger or smaller festivals between Cannes and Buenos Aires over the past year. Much rather, it means that the Viennale also tries to make the one or other unusual discovery off the beaten tracks of the market and the media. But actually, the pressure of discovery has already become part of the industry and its mechanisms in its own right. So, perhaps we should try to simply and humbly be what’s most meaningful and beautiful: a big festival for the most exciting, independent, vibrant and essential films of the year. In short: a festival of films.
Viennale proudly presents a first preview of features that will be screened at the Viennale 2016. The pogram keeps growing! The final program will be published on October 11, at 8 pm here on the Viennale website.
AKHER AYAM EL MADINA Tamer El Said, Ägypten/D/GB/VAE 2016
L’AVENIR Mia Hansen-Løve, F/D 2016
BODKIN RAS Kaweh Modiri, NL/B 2016
CERTAIN WOMEN Kelly Reichardt, USA 2016
CORRESPONDÊNCIAS Rita Azevedo Gomes, P 2016
CUMP4RSIT4 Raúl Perrone, Argentinien 2016
DARK NIGHT Tim Sutton, USA 2016
DIAMANT NOIR Arthur Harari, F/B/Kanada 2016
ELLE Paul Verhoeven, F 2015
EL FUTURO PERFECTO Nele Wohlatz, Argentinien 2016
IINFORME GENERAL II. EL NUEVO RAPTO DE EUROPA Pere Portabella, E 2016
KATER Klaus Händl, A 2016
LA LOI DE LA JUNGLE Antonin Peretjatko, F 2016
MILES AHEAD Don Cheadle, USA 2015
MISTER UNIVERSO Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel, A/I 2016
LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV Albert Serra, F 2016
LE PARC Damien Manivel, F 2016
PATERSON Jim Jarmusch, USA 2016
RADIO DREAMS Babak Jalali, USA 2016
RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 Anurag Kashyap, Indien 2016
EL REY DEL ONCE Daniel Burman, Argentinien 2016
STILLE RESERVEN Valentin Hitz, A 2016
I TEMPI FELICI VERRANNO PRESTO Alessandro Comodin, I/F 2016
UNTERWÄSCHELÜGEN Klaus Lemke, D 2016
ZHI FAN YE MAO Zhang Hanyi, China 2016
A MAGICAL SUBSTANCE FLOWS INTO ME Jumana Manna, Palästina/D/GB 2016
ACCELERANDO Georg Wasner, A 2016
AUSTERLITZ Sergei Loznitsa, D 2016
LE COMPLEXE DE FRANKENSTEIN Alexandre Poncet, Gilles PensoPoncet, F 2015
DAFT PUNK UNCHAINED Hervé Martin-Delpierre, F/GB 2015
DAISIS MIZIDULOBA Salomé Jashi, Georgien/D 2016
DE PALMA Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow, USA 2015
DUGMA – THE BUTTON Paul S. Refsdal, NO 2016
ESCAPES Michael Almereyda, USA 2016
FEI CUI ZHI CHENG Midi Z, Taiwan/Myanmar 2016
FI RASSI ROND-POINT Hassen Ferhani, Algerien/F/Katar/Libanon/NL 2015
HOMO SAPIENS Nikolaus Geyrhalter, A 2016
LANDSTÜCK Volker Koepp, D 2016
OLEG Y LAS RARAS ARTES Andrés Duque, E 2015
LA PERMANENCE Alice Diop, F 2016
PETER HANDKE – BIN IM WALD. KANN SEIN, DASS ICH MICH VERSPÄTE … Corinna Belz, D 2016
THE SEASONS IN QUINCY: FOUR PORTRAITS OF JOHN BERGER Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Tilda Swinton, Bartek Dziadosz, GB 2015
SÜHNHAUS Maya McKechneay, A 2016
V LUCHAKH SOLNCA Vitaly Mansky, RUS/D/CZ/LV/Nordkorea 2015
WEINER Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, USA 2015
DANCER IN THE DARK
A Tribute to Christopher Walken
The American actor Christopher Walken is one of the most exceptional and unconventional figures in American cinema from the past few decades.
TIME AND TIDE
A Tribute to Peter Hutton
Created over almost half a century, Peter Hutton’s work represents an incomparable, personal cinematic cosmos and a great, radical and artistic appeal to the world at the same time.
ANALOG PLEASURE. Part 1
The Film Festival as Cinematheque
At a time during which a film festival is the last place, apart from archives and cinematheques, where films are presented in the form that their makers conceived and created them, the Viennale is starting a small series entitled “Analog Pleasure”.
Rediscovering a Lost Émigré Filmmaker
Robert Land is regarded as one of the great unknowns of German-language cinema from the interwar period.
Retrospective at Österreichisches Filmmuseum:
A SECOND LIFE
Themes and variations in film