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Austrian Film Week 2023

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30.03.2023 - 05.04.2023


Kyiv, Zhovten cinema


Amic Energy


Austrian Cultural Forum Kyiv, Austrian Cooperation Office Lviv, Arthouse Traffic

The 11th Austrian Film Week will take place this year!

After a one-year break: the festival of new films from Austria returns to Ukraine.

This return symbolizes the support of the Ukrainian people and expresses respect for their indomitability.

The festival is organized by the Austrian Cultural Forum in Kyiv and the Austrian Cooperation Office in Lviv together with the Arthouse Traffic film company with the support of the general sponsor Amic Energy.

The 11th Austrian Film Week Festival will start in Kyiv on March 30. All screenings in Kyiv will take place at the “Zhovten” cinema.

This annual festival features relevant new and contemporary Austrian films.

In 2022, the film festival did not take place due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but this year we decided to resume the festival.

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Risks and side effects

March 30 at 7:10 p.m., April 3 at 8:00 p.m.

Directed by Michael Kreihsl, comedy, Austria, 2021, 100 min.

Kathrin is suffering from kidney disease and needs a transplant. Her husband Arnold is a successful architect in the middle of a large project and is afraid of donating one of his kidneys. Götz, a friend of the couple’s, would undergo the operation immediately if it means saving Kathrin’s life.

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Alma and Oscar

March 31 at 8:00 p.m., April 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Directed by Dieter Berner, drama, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, 2022, 88 min.

Vienna, spring 1912. The recently widowed Alma Mahler, Grande Dame of the Viennese Society seduces the “Enfant Terrible” of Vienna’s art scene, the young painter Oscar Kokoschka. What started as a sexual adventure quickly turns into an intensive affaire. Oskar views Alma as his muse, which serves more his male phantasy then reality. Alma herself is also an artist – a composer. Oskar’s obsession of making this woman his own puts her dream of becoming successful on her own in danger. A game of power and dependency emerges that leads both Alma and Oskar to the brink of self-destruction.

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April 1 at 7:50 p.m., April 5 at 7:50 p.m.

Directed by Ulrich Seidl, drama, comedy, Germany, France, Austria, 2023, 150 min.

Richie Bravo, once upon a time a successful pop star, chases after his faded fame in wintry Rimini. Trapped between permanent intoxication and concerts for busloads of tourists, his world starts to collapse when his adult daughter breaks into his life. She demands money from him that he doesn’t have.

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Matter out of place

April 2 at 7:50 p.m.

Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, documentary, Austria, 2022, 100 min.

Waste on the shores, waste on the mountains. On ocean floors and deep down in the earth. "Matter out of place" is a film about rubbish, which has spread across the world, to the most remote corners of the planet. Nikolaus Geyrhalter follows the traces of our rubbish across the planet and sheds light on the endless struggle of people to gain control over the vast quantities of waste.

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Tales of Franz

April 2nd at 01:20 p.m.

Directed by Johannes Schmid, family comedy, Austria, 2022, 78 min.

Franz, as the smallest in class, is very much up for advice. When Franz discovers an influencer, his two best friends are skeptical. In the end the trio finds again what they thought they had lost: the biggest friendship in the world.