29.01.2020 //

// The festival had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. //
// Alternative measures for the festival will be announced at a later date. //
// The program planned for 2020 will be published online on April 8th for documentation purposes. //

Mobility Defines Space (in cooperation with the afo architekturforum oberösterreich)

For the eleventh time, CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz will present the program section Architecture and Society in cooperation with the afo architekturforum oberösterreich. This year’s selection ties in thematically with the exhibition by the afo that is planned for April concerning the topic of mobility. The program that was curated by Lotte Schreiber is a selection of four documentaries that examine the social and spacial implication of the increasing and changing mobility of today. In doing so, the films inspect the relationships of local, as well as translocal interests, and take a look at questions concerning power relations and individual responsibility.

In AUTOBAHN, the young, German director Daniel Abma takes us along on a documentary long-term observation of the concrete effects of the rise in transit, in relation to inclusion and exclusionary processes concerning social spaces. Over the course of eight years he accompanied the inhabitants of Bad Oeyenhausen and documented the tedious process of completing a stretch of highway and the consequences that this had for the people that live there. In the impressive documentary THE MILKY WAY by Luigi D’Alife the story is told of a mountain region at the Italian-French border – during the day it is a popular skiing resort, yet at night the mighty mountains become a death trap for many refugees attempting to enter France.


| Announcement of the first two titles from the section ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIETY |

AUTOBAHN (DE 2019; director: Daniel Abma; 85 min.) – Austrian premiere
THE MILKY WAY (IT 2020; director: Luigi D'Alife; 84min.) – Austrian premiere


Further titles will be announced in March 2020.