Linz: „A collective social moment”
Matthias Greuling / Celluloid Filmmagazine (AT)
Europe’s cinematographic homes – the cinematographic
landscape of Europe is suffering from the political climate. That is one of the common themes of this year’s Crossing Europe
Marian Wilhelm / Die Dolomiten (IT)
Because it is
necessary, even for the best festivals to try out something new every now and again, this year the so-called YAAAS!-Youth
Program joined the established program sections this year.
Seitz / epd film (DE)
Austria’s most intriguing film festival.
/ Falter (AT)
At Crossing Europe you literally stare into the face of contemporary Europe: Once again it is a cinematic journey
that tells of great political situations through private stories. […] the social and therefore also the political explosive
nature of the films is highly dense. All the stories and visions come together to make up a puzzle of Europe. And the all
cinematographic representations of reality culminate in one big mindfuck (meant in the best way possible).
Maria Motter / fm4.orf.at (AT)
Elective affinities of a continent – the Crossing
Europe film festival Linz dedicates itself once more to cinematic observations of social and cultural change in Europe.
Thomas Taborsky / Die Furche (AT)
More than forty countries are
represented, and not only does the selection account for a great variety in topics, but also the bandwidth of formal means
of expression goes to prove that, despite tendencies of homogenization, there is a cultural diversity in Europe that speaks
Markus Vorauer / Church newspaper Diözese
films for new ways of seeing – once more, for five days Linz becomes the Mecca for cineasts who venture off the beaten path.
Jasmin Gaderer / Kronen Zeitung Oberösterreich (AT)
Fresh and individual
auteur cinema – films with character, in their own handwriting and of topical relevance, that is what defined the 16th edition
of the film festival in Linz.
Walter Gasperi / film-netz.com
You should really be in Linz. The film festival distinguishes itself through hand-picked,
European auteur cinema.
Alexaandra Seibel / Kurier
more Linz becomes the screen for Europe – in midst of a time of tendencies of secession, movements of migration, and every
form of escalation imaginable, one month prior to the European elections, Crossing Europe once again takes a critical stance.
Mariella Moshammer / Neues Volksblatt (AT)
also focuses on where it hurts. In 150 works, the film festival in Linz takes a close look at the beautiful but also tried
Nora Bruckmüller / OÖ Nachrichten (AT)
As was to be
expected, the program is well mixed and European – and decidedly political. A spectacular and unexpected focal point this
year was dedicated to the cinematic heritage of Albania.
Miedl / orf.at (AT)
For the span of six days, Crossing Europe turns Linz into a melting pot for fans of European cinema.
Katharina Maurer / ORF Radio Oberösterreich (AT)
All of Europe can be felt at the
Crossing Europe international film festival in Linz. […] The 16th edition of Crossing Europe offers a cinematic and
exciting journey through Europe. A journey shaped by private stories that tell of big political situations.
Tiziana Aricò /ORF ZiB1 (AT)
A window to an expanded world – films from the quilt
that is Europe. This year’s program was teeming with fascinating female characters.
Andrey Arnold / Die Presse (AT)
The 16th edition of the Crossing Europe film
festival in Linz presented politically illuminating and aesthetically bold films. Christine Dollhofer, the founder and director
of Crossing Europe fitted the 16th edition of the festival with intense cinematic works that not only showed
us new perspectives on European auteur cinema – as was the case with the brilliant showing of the complete works by the Spanish
conceptional filmmaker Jaime Rosales – but also aided in understanding and shedding light on current political woes and states.
Stefan Grissemann / profil (AT)
Films about feeling alone and
films about solidarity, films that tell of love and give hope, films concerned with violence and power.
Erich Tomandl and Johannes Mayerbrugger / Radio Fro (AT)
Critical and varied. Once again,
Crossing Europe shows films that take a stance.
Pakisch / Raffeisen Zeitung (AT)
That Crossing Europe has been taking place every year since 2004 can most definitely be seen as
a success story, especially considering that the films shown at the festival mostly stray from usual blockbuster patterns.
European film is shown in all its diversity and even in times in which the European Union has to deal with immense backlash,
the festival still feels a political obligation to the continent.
Oliver Stangl / ray film magazine (AT)
What began as an optimistic taking a look at the bigger European picture
has become more political than ever this year.
Miedl / Salzburger Nachrichten (AT)
Just before the European elections, the Crossing Europe film festival once again achieves to leave
its mark with the 16th edition.
/ Sozialistische Zeitung (DE)
For the 16th edition of the Crossing Europe film festival in Linz there were a number
of impressive debuts to be seen. Out of detailed surveys of local situations they reached up to global connections.
Dominik Kamalzadeh / Der Standard | standard.at (AT)
Sit still during the day, then
dance the night away. A motto that makes for the good life at Crossing Europe. Samira Saad and Christian Haselmayer curated
the Crossing Europe Nightline for the first time this year with a lot of love and motivation.
Lisa Leeb / subtext.at (AT)
Crossing Europe offers a cinematic menu all through the European
red / Tips Linz (AT)