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Austrian Film Week in Chernivtsi

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27.04.2023 - 30.04.2023


Chernivtsi, Ivan-Mykolaichuk-Centre


Amic Energy


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

Austrian Film Week in Chernivtsi

This annual festival features relevant new and contemporary Austrian films.

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.

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Risks and side effects

April 27 at 7:30 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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April 28 at 6:30 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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Tales of Franz

April 29 at 1:00 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.

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Matter out of place

April 30 at 15:00

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.