Seventeen aka Siebzehn

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This intriguing coming of age movie is set in Lanzenkirchen in Lower Austria, the home town of the writer/director Monja Art, so it is probably safe to say that some of the trials and tribulations of the teenagers involved in this story are drawn from her own life experiences. The problems that seem to vex this one … Continue reading



FTWTF : Female To What The Fuck

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This second documentary from Austrian filmmakers  Katharina Lampert and Cordula Thym with its most prefect title, tells the story of several people who fit somewhere along the genderqueer spectrum, but most of them are still undecided exactly where they want to be right now on this sliding scale. All of them were born as women but have chosen to … Continue reading



Tomcat

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This shocking and rather provocative movie … the sophomore feature from Austrian actor turned director Klaus Händl deservedly won the prestigious Teddy Award for Best LGBT Feature Film at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.  It is therefore surprising that since then the reviews have been lukewarm at best, and even odder that it is not the … Continue reading



Brothers Of The Night

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Austrian filmmaker Patric Chiha’s new movie that has just had its World Premiere at Berlinale Film Festival is a gritty fascinating documentary about a small group of young Bulgarian Roma men who flock to Vienna in search of a better life.   When they first arrive they can barely speak any German at all and find … Continue reading




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