The Viennale is an annual must-see event for cineastes and is taking place this year for the 60th time. Austria's biggest film festival will be featuring film highlights from all around the world from October 20 to November 1.
A special is dedicated to the director Med Hondo, who is considered to be the founder of African cinema. Argentinian film noir from the Peronism era is also the focus of this year's Viennale. To mark the occasion of the 60th Viennale, there are also numerous films and events by and with Werner Herzog, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year. The German director was himself director of the Viennale in 1991, and is considered to be one of the most important representatives of new German film. Best known are his works with Klaus Kinski, like "Nosferatu" and "Fitzcarraldo".
Austrian cinema is also represented, as always. In her film "Mutzenbacher", Ruth Beckermann approaches the well-known story in the style of a documentary. Claudia Müller presents her film on Elfriede Jelinek, who was the first Austrian writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004. Ulrich Seidl's new film "Sparta", which is currently hitting the headlines because of its production conditions, will also be shown at the Viennale.
October 20 - November 1, 2022