15 films we're excited about at Viennale 2016

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     / October 20, 2016
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            Vienna Würstelstand's  says:
            The films on this list will make you weep like a baby cutting an onion, laugh like a kookaburra, explore, fall in love, scratch your head, question the meaning of life, shove popcorn up your nose and shoot it out again, become a director and be inspired.

            Here are the 15 films and one documentary we’re most excited about at Viennale Film Festival 2016:  

             

            La Loi de la jungle
            French w/ English subtitles

            Showing times:
            Urania: FRI, October 21, 8:30pm
            Urania: TUE, November 1, 1pm



            Why we’re looking forward to it?
            Nobody does comedy like the French. Not to mention that this quirky brand of comedy comes complete with a bizarre plot (involving the building of ski slope in the Amazon. Watch the trailer for more of a taste) and a unique setting – jungle of the French Guiana in South America.
             


            Nocturama
            French w/ English subtitles

            Showing times:
            Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus: TUE, October 25, 11:30pm
            Gartenbaukino: WED, October 26, 8:30pm



            Why we’re looking forward to it?
            It was to be expected that atleast one film dealt with the theme of terrorism at this year’s festival – this is it. And from an original “multiracial” perspective, as well. 



            Paterson
            English

            Showing times:
            Gartenbaukino: SAT, October 22, 1pm
            Gartenbaukino: MON, October 24, 8:30pm
            Gartenbaukino: TUE, October 25, 6:30am



            Why we’re looking forward to it? 
            Well, those fanatic cult followers of the director who best deals with what’s happening on the margins of life, Jim Jarmusch would answer this question with 2 words – that being Jim Fucking Jarmusch (ok, that’s 3), however, for those of us more objective may refer to the intriguing plot revolving around the ordinary life of a bus driver who writes poetry to be the reason we’re excited to catch this film.



            Personal Shopper
            English

            Showing times:
            Gartenbaukino: SAT, October 29, 8:30pm
            Gartenbaukino: SUN, October 30, 1pm



            Why we’re looking forward to it? 
            (giggle) Kristen Stewart (giggle)



            Planetarium
            English

            Showing times:
            Gartenbaukino: SAT, October 29, 6pm
            Metro, Historischer Saal: SUN, October 30, 1:30pm



            Why we’re looking forward to it?
            Because the sound of getting lost in the world of art and the occult in Paris during the 1930s sounds like fun. Not to mention we’re fangirling and fanboying for Natalie Portman.



            El Rey Del Once
            Spanish w/ English subtitles

            Showing times:
            Urania: MON, October 31, 11pm
            Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus: TUE, November 1, 9pm



            Why we’re looking forward to it?
            There has been some cracking good films come out of Argentina in recent years. This funny story about a New York economist returning to his past in a Jewish neighbourhood of Buenos Aires sounds like it’s got all the right personality traits to be another.



            Sieranevada
            Romanian w/ English subtitles

            Showing times:
            Gartenbaukino: SAT, October 29, 2pm
            Metro, Historischer Saal: MON, October 31, 10:30am



            Why we’re looking forward to it?
            It’s like this film zooms right in and puts a microscope on a post-Communist Romania. And it does so with some very interesting camera techniques.


            Don’t blink – Robert Frank

            English

            Showing times:
            Urania: WED, October 26, 11pm
            Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus: TUE, November 1, 4pm

            Why we’re looking forward to it?
            Interesting personalities make for interesting biographical documentaires. Famed American photographer and director, Robert Frank, redefines the meaning of the word ‘interesting’ in both his personality and his work. Plus, the documentary is cut in a very unique an interesting way.
             


            Homo sapiens
            Silent film

            Showing times:
            Gartenbaukino: SUN, October 30, 6pm
            Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus: MON, October 31, 1:30pm



            Why we’re looking forward to it?
            How many silent film documentaries have you seen? Plus, it’s proudly one of the few Austrian productions on the festival bill. We also look forward to the reality check this film will surely deliver.



            The Lovers and the Despot
            English or Korean w/ English subtitles

            Showing times:
            Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus: WED, October 26, 1:30pm
            Metro, Historischer Saal: WED, November 2, 9pm



            Why we’re looking forward to it?
            Crazy North Korean despot kidnaps famous South Korean film director couple and forces them to make films?! – we’re in!

             


            In the last days of the city
            Original Version/w English subtitles

            Showing times:
            Urania: SAT, October 29, 6pm
            Metro, Eric Plaskow Saal, SUN, October 30, 3:30pm



            Why we’re looking forward to it?
            Cairo and generally the Middle East represent the new hotspots for true cineastes. We don’t expect this insightful movie to be easy to watch, but it will surely let us in on some powerful insights into the world that has been in terrible conflict in recent history.
             


            Certain Women
            English

            Showing Times:
            Gartenbaukino: SUN, October 30, 8:30pm
            Gartenbaukino: MON, October 31, 1pm
            Gartenbaukino: WED, November 2, 6:30am



            Why we’re looking forward to it?
            It's rare to see world famous actors take parts in indie movies such as this one. In this case, we're talking about Kristen Stewart's presence in this film. We'd secretly like to see her get a role in about any movie ever made.



            Bacalaureat (Graduation)
            Romanian, /w English subtitles

            Showing times:
            Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus: MON, October 31, 9pm
            Gartenbaukino: TUE, November 1, 9pm



            Why we’re looking forward to it?
            Since he got the Palm d’Or for his masterpiece, 4 months, 3 weeks & 2 days, director Cristian Mungiu and the Romanian cinema got the deserved attention from film enthusiasts around the world. He is back this year to tell the story of a father who wants to grant his daughter the chances he didn’t have back in communist Romania. There is so much we like about this plot, we can’t wait to see how this story unfolds.



            LA LA LAND

            English w/ German subtitles

            Showing times:
            Gartenbaukino: WED, November 2, 7:30pm
            Gartenbaukino: WED, November 2, 7:30pm



            Why we're looking forward to this film?
            Check the plot and the cast. 'nuf said.



            Elle


            French /w German Subtitles
            Showing times:
            Gartenbaukino: TUE, October 25, 11pm
            Gartenbaukino: THU, October 27, 8:30pm



            Why we’re looking forward to it?
            Dutch director Paul Verhoeven has created a movie that is simultaneously a comedy, a tragedy and a dramatic rape-story. In French. Need we say more?



            I, Daniel Blake
            English

            Showing times:
            Gartenbaukino: FRI, 28 October, 6:30pm
            Gartenbaukino: TUE, 1 November, 12:30pm



            Why we’re looking forward to it?
            Ken Loach, this movie’s 80-year-old British director, was about to retire just before he found out about this mind boggling story of a carpenter who, after suffering a heart disease, has to put up with the stubbornness of the British social system. Loach’s stubbornness got him the Palm d’Or in Cannes, so we’d say it’s a good thing he didn’t retire just yet!
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