Press Release #2/20
Festival Opening with Oscar Winner Costa-Gavras and Jubilarian VALIE EXPORT | Festival Trailer 2020 | Second Edition of Cinema Next Europe Club | Golden Bag Display Window Campaign
In seven weeks the seventeenth edition of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz will take place from 21 to 26 April 2020. As always – and again this year – CROSSING EUROPE will open the festival with multiple films that are intend to showcase the diversity of contemporary European film.
This year’s opening film extravaganza is spearheaded by the current feature film ADULTS IN THE
ROOM by the legendary director Costa-Gavras on 21 April. The world premiere of SURVIVING GUSEN commemorates
three survivors of the Nazi extermination camp in Gusen, near Linz, and the opener for the Night Sight will be the psychodrama PELIKAN
BLOOD with a star-studded cast including Nina Hoss. The tribute to VALIE EXPORT will be opened with
her feature film THE PRACTICE OF LOVE, and with the film AUTOBAHN the section Architecture
and Society will cast light on the topic of mobility in today’s society. For the new festival trailer MOTH we
were able to win over the music video director and producer Karol Kensy from Linz.
Already for the sixth time the program section Cinema Next Europe invites you to explore a world filled with fresh voices in European art house cinema. This year’s program focus is on comedy, the motto being FUN TIME!. Also, up until 15 March it is still possible to sign up for the Cinema Next Europe Club, a three-day practical module for ten young filmmakers. Over the next few weeks our GOLDEN BAG Display Window Campaign, will kick off, and we are already very much looking forward to seeing a great number of creatively designed display windows.