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Sujet for a film retrospektive
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Each year, the Viennale brings the latest films of various genres to Vienna from around the world. Among them are many unknown, unusual discoveries, but also great films that have already been shown at festivals from Cannes to Buenos Aires, including "Le Livre d'Image" by Jean-Luc Godard, "First Reformed" by Paul Schrader and "Ang Panahon ng Halimaw" by the award-winning Filipino director Lav Diaz. Austrian cinema is also represented, among others with "Angelo" by Markus Schleinzer and the premiere of "Joy", in which the director Sudabeh Mortezais deals with the topic of migration.

Retrospective with B-movies

This year's major retrospective in cooperation with the Austrian Film Museum is dedicated to the B-movies of early Hollywood and shows low-budget films from the years 1935 to 1959, including those by now legendary filmmakers such as Ed Wood and Edgar G. Ulmer. Minor focal points are dedicated to the Italian filmmaker Roberto Minervini, the Argentinian Jorge Ache and the French actor and director Jean-François Stévenin. And on the occasion of the reconstruction of the Austrian silent film "Die Stadt ohne Juden" (The City Without Jews), which has attracted worldwide attention, silent films from Austria and Germany about worlds of Jewish life will be broadcast in parallel with the eponymous exhibition in the Metro Kinokulturhaus.

The Viennale is always a showplace for popular parties and premieres. These are mostly held in the festival headquarters, which this year are located in Hall 2 in the MuseumsQuartier.


October 25 to November 8, 2018
Various cinemas in Vienna
The full Viennale program is available online from October 16:
Advance sales from October 20, 2018

Festival headquarters:


Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien


Film still of Markus Schleinzer's film "Angelo"

"Angelo" by the Austrian filmmaker Markus Schleinzer

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Film still from "The Other Side"

"The Other Side" by Roberto Minervini

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Film still of "Detour"

Retrospective The B-Film: "Detour" by Edgar G. Ulmer (1945)

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The Gartenbau cinema

The Gartenbau cinema is the main screening venue of the Viennale.

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