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Christoph Waltz in "Django Unchained"
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Each year, the Viennale brings the latest feature, documentary and short films to Vienna from around the world. Among them are many unknowns, unusual discoveries, as well as great films that have already been shown at the film festivals in Venice, including "Hanna" by Andrea Pallaoro with Charlotte Rampling and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" by Martin McDonagh with Frances McDormand. Austrian cinema is also represented, including with Barbara Albert's movie "Licht", which has already been rapturously received at the film festival in Locarno. The Austrian actor Georg Friedrich shines in the German-Norwegian co-production "Helle Nächte" [Bright Nights].

Guest star Christoph Waltz

The movies in the tribute to Christoph Waltz were selected by the Viennale together with the actor and two-times Oscar winner himself. Waltz will also be in attendance at the Viennale. An homage entitled "14 friends, 14 films" is dedicated to Hans Hurch, the director of the Viennale, who passed away suddenly this year in July. The special "Napoli! Napoli!" shows the creation of new Neapolitan cinema at the end of the 1980s/beginning of the 1990s, which presents a different Naples from the picture postcard idyll usually found in the movies. The retrospective "Utopia and Correction" focuses on Soviet cinema between 1926 and 1977. The Austrian silent movie star Carmen Cartellieri is also the focus of a special. The screened silent movies from the 1920s are accompanied by live music.

The Viennale is always a showplace for popular parties and premieres. These are mostly held in the festival headquarters in the Kunsthalle Wien MuseumsQuartier.


19 October - 2 November 2017
Various cinemas in Vienna
The full Viennale program will be online from 10 October:
Advance sales from 14 October 2017

Festival headquarters:

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien
The Gartenbau cinema

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

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Frances McDormand in the film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Frances McDormand in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" by Martin McDonagh

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Georg Friedrich in the movie "Helle Nächte"

Georg Friedrich in "Helle Nächte" (Bright Nights)

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Carmen Cartellieri in the movie "Was ist Liebe" (1926)

Silent movie star Carmen Cartellieri in "Was ist Liebe" by Leopold Niernberger (1924)

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