Tag: austria

Now on Blu-ray: HAGAZUSSA: A HEATHEN'S CURSE Threatens to Haunt Forever

Fans of slow-burning horror should check out Lukas Feigelfeld's debut feature.

Friday One Sheet: TO THE NIGHT

This striking hand-painted key art for Peter Brunner's latest, takes one of the most interesting visages, that of Caleb Landry Jones, and renders it in hand-painted abstraction, with emotion intact. Many of you are probably familiar with the hard-working actor...

Rotterdam 2017 Review: Social Satire A DECENT WOMAN Conjures Up Anarchism From A Nudistic Swinger Club

A Decent Woman marries European formalism to Latin American temperament in a social satire embracing anarchism and clothes-optional policy

Berlinale 2017 Review: WILD MOUSE, Unfortunately Tame Comedy

Josef Hader, the writer, director and lead actor of new Austrian comedy Wild Mouse, definitely has comedic pedigree. He's won best actor awards at Locarno Film Festival and written and starred in adaptations of his acclaimed play Indien back in...

THE COUNTERFEITERS Director Enters HELL With Trailer For New Serial Killer Thriller

[Updated with full trailer] Austria's Stefan Ruzowitzky took home a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for his 2007 effort The Counterfeiters and in a career already notable for taking some dark turns Ruzowitzky appears to be taking his darkest yet...

Venice 2016 Review: Ulrich Siedl's SAFARI Delivers Another Gut-Wrenching Masterpiece

A much loved Austrian auteur resumes his excellent documentary filmmaking form with his deliciously repulsive new offering, Safari. Picking up on the heightened realities he developed with In the Basement, Ulrich Seidl now follows his forever entertaining Austrian country folk on...

Austrian SciFi HIDDEN RESERVES Offers A Bleakly Beautiful Teaser

Austrian helmer Valentin Hitz offers up a satiric, dystopian view of the future in his coldly precise scifi film Hidden Reserves. Scifi in the same sense that works of speculative fiction such as Fahrenheit 451 or 1984 are - or...

Ulrich Seidl's SAFARI Teaser Arrives

One of the greatest documentary filmmakers on the planet, Austria's Ulrich Seidl has built a loyal following around the world thanks to his ability to approach frequently difficult - and often very odd - subject matter with a curious, non-judgemental...

Diagonale 2016: Austria Played Itself Again

Looking back at the festival that took place last week, one might easily be overwhelmed with a feeling of self-satisfaction caused by the impression of having seen a vast amount of a country's most recent film productions in less than...

Interview: Veronika Franz And Severin Fiala Talk About Directing Creepy Twins In GOODNIGHT MOMMY

Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, first time (in narrative form) filmmakers hailing from Austria, made a fantastic yet deeply disturbing film, Goodnight Mommy. It's been garnering much deserved critical acclaim around the globe ever since it made a splash in the...

Review: GOODNIGHT MOMMY, An Unsettling Nightmare

Austrian arthouse horror Goodnight Mommy gets under your skin early and stays there long after the credits. Within its sparse and sterile decor, this minutely observed chamber piece tears apart the constructs of the family drama. Following an accident, a...

Witness The Carnage Wrought By The ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES

The undead have risen in the mountains of Austria thanks to Austrian director Dominik Hartl and his debut feature Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies. Now in production this tale of a young snowboarder stranded on the mountainous site of a...

GOODNIGHT MOMMY: Watch The International Trailer For The Arty Shocker

A huge favorite on the festival circuit, Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala's arty shocker Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh) - the story of two young boys increasingly convinced that the woman who returns home from hospital is not actually...

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: GOODNIGHT MOMMY Will Keep You Up At Night

Serving as the single secret screening at this year's Fantastic Fest, Austrian arthouse horror Goodnight Mommy gets under your skin early and stays there long after the credits. Within its sparse and sterile decor, this minutely observed chamber piece tears...

Austrian Cinemas Experience An Outbreak Of BAD FUCKING. Check A Quintet Of Teasers.

In Austrian cinemas now is Harald Sicheritz's adaptation of Kurt Palm's cult hit satiric novel Bad Fucking, an anarchic comedy about life in the titular, typical Austrian village. Winner of the 2011 Friedrich Glauser Prize, the novel is a significant...

Interview: Austrian Filmmaker And Filmfest Rejected Co-Founder Daniel Dlouhy On The Local Film Industry

Rejected is a small film festival in Innsbruck, a town in the center of the Austrian Alpine region of Tyrol. Rejected shows movies that got rejcted from other festivals "because getting rejected does not mean that a movie is bad"....

Review: DIE WERKSTÜRMER Wants To Be A Feel Good Summer Comedy So Hard That It Hurts

Austria, a country internationally acclaimed for their feel-bad cinema, aims in the completely opposite direction with Die Werkstürmer, writer-director Andreas Schmied's attempt at a feel-good summer comedy hit in the tradition of recent European successes like Welcome to the Sticks...

Tribeca 2013 Review: Inside the Mind of MICHAEL H. PROFESSION: DIRECTOR

You think you know Michael Haneke? Director of such uplifting films as The Piano Teacher, Cache, and Amour? Look at that Austrian death-glower. It shrivels the soul. He's got to be one of the most humorless individuals on the planet,...