Chechen refugee children, Oskar (8) and Lilli (13), who have been living in Austria for six years, are about to be deported along with their mother. However, her sudden attempted suicide results not only in the short-term suspension of their deportation but also in the forced separation of the family. The children’s hope that they will be reunited with their mother is nourished by their love for each other and challenges all bureaucratic obstacles with passion and poetry. A bittersweet odyssey about the many ways of perceiving the world around you in order to survive.
Movie & Discussion
On Sunday, Jan 9 at 13:30, there will be a special screening of QUO VADIS, AIDA? (winner at the European Film Awards 2021), followed by a discussion with Srebrenica survivor Selma Jahić, expert Vedran Džihić & Austrian peace servant Dennis Miskić. Hosted by the BÖJ.
Extra screening (film only) on Sun, Jan 16 at 13:30
The world seems to separate people more than connecting them. A private couch shows a place of approach and strangers becoming friends.
Special screening on February 20 at 20:30 in the presence of director Christoph Pehofer
Film adaptation of French economist Thomas Piketty's ground-breaking global bestseller of the same name: an eye-opening journey through wealth and power.
VIENNA’S CINEMAS is a journey through Vienna’s movie theaters from 1896 to today. Told through the stories of movie theater owners, projectionists and technicians, audience members, an historian, and countless documents in film, photo and text, the film is a history of Vienna’s cinemas – from the first cinema on Kärntner Straße to the multiplex world of today.
A documentary that looks at the problems for young modern Israelis returning to the Germanic countries of central Europe, and in particular how this impacts upon older generations of their families, who had to leave countries like Austria and Germany. Central to the film is the impending move to Berlin of the two filmmakers Gil Levanon and Kat Rohrer. The former has a grandfather who cannot forgive Germany for what it did to him and his family, whereas the latter is an Austrian whose grandfather was a committed Nazi.
To make phone calls, send money, surf the net – that’s what brings people to this small call shop in Vienna. Homesickness and love, worries and hopes, doubts and uncertainty – all these issues are discussed in the small phone booths, where homeland and belonging stand in total contradiction.
To keep in touch or to say farewell? – In her latest film, Nina Kusturica (Little Alien) tells of living in a foreign land and the yearning to overcome distances.
Mals - A small village in Upper Vinschgau refuses to accept the ongoing expansion of apple monocultures in South Tyrol.
Special Screening on Wednesday, September 12 in the presence of crew member Franz Moritz
A cinematic expedition to the pioneers of a new society. Market economy has brought prosperity to developed countries - at the expense of other continents and with growing inequality. But apart from capitalism, is there even a social model worth discussing? „Utopia Revisited“ takes us on a promising journey to solidarity and cooperation.
Special Screening in the presence of director Kurt Langbein on Sunday, May 6 (2018) at 16:00
A 1932-born hard-working poor black man from the Mississippi backwoods becomes an internationally acclaimed Blues star after he releases his debut album at age 81.
Movie & discussion with director Wolfgang Almer on April 6 (2018) at 16:00
A privately funded theatrical release documentary (94') about the restitution of “aryanized” assets in Austria. Written, directed and produced by Burgl Czeitschner, 72, journalist, filmmaker and contemporary historian, based in Vienna.
Special screening on Wednesday, December 5 (2018) at 18:00 in the presence of director Burgl Czeitschner.