Friday, October 22, 2010

2010 Viennale

Yesterday the most famous Austrian festival opened in Vienna and will present 84 narrative features, 60 documentares, 54 shorts and a comprehensive retrospective dedicated to Eric Rohmer screening 40 of his films, two documentaries about him and Godard’s Il Y Avait Quoi containing quotations from Rohmer. Also there will be three special programs dedicated to Denis Cote, Siegfried A. Fruhau and Silent Masters.

The Viennale will close on November 3 with a gala ceremony where the Vienna Film Prize for Austrian Cinema will be awarded; last year winner was none other than Jessica Hauser’s Lourdes. Also FIPRESCI and Standard Readers honor films with awards.

If you feel like checking the 84 full-length films in the fest go here. Most interesting is the short by Apichatpong Weerasethakul which serves as announcement to the festival and you can watch here.

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