01/06/2010 16:31

Austrian and Serbian cooperation at Cinema City Festival

Tribute: Austrian Cinema selection will present some of the most significant achievements by renowned Austrian directors. Selection was realized with support of Austrian Development Agency (ADA) for the purpose of better acquainting domestic audience with Austrian culture and cinematography. As a part of this cooperation, Austrian ambassador in Serbia, Dr. Clemens Koja will present on June 12, prime award of the Cinema City Festival, Grand Prix for best domestic feature from National Class selection.

Tribute: Austrian Cinema is supported by Austrian Development Agency as part of the “Strategic partnership in support of the Program of economic development of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina” project. This mutual project of ADA and Government of AP Vojvodina is directed, through conveying knowledge and successful experiences from Austria and EU, towards strengthening human capital and economic infrastructure of the Province in order to promote its socioeconomic status and allow more efficient engaging in processes of European integrations.

Within this selection the audience will have an opportunity to see Michael Haneke’s masterpiece “White Ribbon”, a film that won Golden Palm at Cannes 2009, European Film Award in 2009. It is European film with most awards and nominations in 2009. “White Ribbon” is a story on roots of fanaticism in society. In a community where violence begets violence and where people are inherently unhappy, victims soon forget about humanity and become executioners themselves.

The Festival will also screen “Import/Export” by Ulrich Seidl nominated for Golden Palm at Cannes 2007. The film deals with relations between east and west, capitalist society and society in transition presented via two parallel destinies happening on the same relation, only in opposite directions.

A new documentary by director in search of truth, Erwin Wagenhofer, “Let’s Make Money” follows the circulation of money inside global financial system, researching the background operating of banks and insurance companies. “Revanche” by Götz Spielmann is a story of guilt and revenge within milieu of Vienna lower class and rural Austria. In 2009 it received Academy nomination for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. With her film “Lovely Rita”, Jessica Hausner received European Discovery of the Year award at European Film Award.

Films from Tribute: Austrian Cinema selection will be screened at main hall of Youth Theatre from June 8th till June 12th starting at 20:00h. Entrance is free as is for all projections at this location.