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Opening Films 2015

THE VISIT / photo credit: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion
For the first time CROSSING EUROPE will already start in the afternoon of the Opening Day (23 April): films from all program sections will be screened, then the opening of the festival will be celebrated in the evening with five outstanding premieres representing the broad spectrum of the festival progra ...
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Opening Film: THE VISIT (DK, AT, IE, FI, NO 2015) – Austrian Premiere

THE VISIT (DK, AT, IE, FI, NO 2015;  D: Michael Madsen), photo credit: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion
Director: Michael Madsen, 90 min.  Michael Madsen’s current documentary film, which premiered in Sundance in January, sketches an image of the potential encounter between humanity and intelligent life from outer space. There are no little green men to be found here, though. Instead, the viewers  ...
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Opening Film: EVDEKI SES - 22m² Österreich (AT 2015) – World Premiere

EVDEKI SES - 22m² Österreich (AT 2015; D: Ufuk Serbest), photo credit: Peligro
Director: Ufuk Serbest, 62 min. Director Ufuk Serbest gives a voice to Turkish migrant women of the first generation. When the first so-called guest workers came to Austria from Turkey over forty years ago, their wives and families gradually followed. Three women, representative for many, speak out in t ...
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Opening Film: AUF DER SUCHE NACH ISOLDE / SEARCHING FOR ISOLDE (AT, DE, SI, AR 2015) – World Premiere

AUF DER SUCHE NACH ISOLDE / SEARCHING FOR ISOLDE (AT, DE, SI, AR 2015; D: Barbara Windtner), photo credit: WanderSis Films
Director: Barbara Windtner, 70 min. Director Barbara Windtner sets out together with the dancer Ulrike Hager in search of the choreographer Isolde Klietmann, a dance pioneer in the inter-war period in Linz. From Maribor to Linz and Vienna and then all the way to Argentina, they follow the traces of the  ...
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Upper Austrian Premiere (24 April): HUBERT VON GOISERN – BRENNA TUAT’S SCHON LANG (AT, DE 2015)

HUBERT VON GOISERN – BRENNA TUAT’S SCHON LANG (AT, DE 2015; D: Marcus H. Rosenmüller), photo credit: Langbein & Partner Media
Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller, 95 min.  The successful director Marcus H. Rosenmüller undertakes the attempt of a review or overall view of the phenomenon of Hubert von Goisern, who has been on the small and large stages of Europe for twenty-five years now. Celebrated as a renewer of folk music ...
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New Festival Trailer CINÉMA VARIÉTÉ

CROSSING EUROPE Festivaltrailer 2015: CINÉMA VARIÉTÉ by Katharina Gruzei - film still
CROSSING EUROPE pleased to announce that the new Festival Trailer (in cooperation with OK | Offenes Kulturhaus Upper Austria and the Energie AG Upper Austria) will be made by the young media artist Katharina Gruzei (*1983). Entitled “cinéma variété” (cinema of variety/diversity and/or in referenc ...