"Schindler`s Houses" shows forty buildings by the Austro-American architect Rudolph Schindler from the years 1931 to 1952. Schindler`s pioneering work in Southern California is the cornerstone of a branch of modern architecture. All the material for the film was shot in May 2006. The film is thus also an up-to-date portrait of urban life in Los Angeles that has never been documented in this form before.Directors statement"Architecture projects space into this world. Cinemaphotography translates that space into pictures projected in time. Cinema then is used in a completely new way: as a space to meditate on buildings."
Two Projects by Frederick Kiesler
Architecture as Biography. The film explores two projects by Austrian artist and visionary Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965): the model for an “Endless House” (1959) that is currently exhibited at the Kiesler Foundation Vienna, and “The Shrine of the Book”, designed and built in collaboration with Armand Bartos on the grounds of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem (1959-1965). The film was shot in June 2006. It is the third and final part of a trilogy of films dealing with the buildings of Adolf Loos, Rudolph M. Schindler and Frederick Kiesler.
The Future's Past
Employing the Khmer Rouge Tribunal as a starting point, the award-winning filmmaker Susanne Brandstätter takes a deeper look into the lives of young people on the brink of adulthood. As the trial accusing a perpetrator of the Pol Pot regime progresses, it becomes a catalyst for a new generation of Cambodians questioning their parents, families and neighbors about the inhumanities their nation has suffered. Brandstätter accompanies three families on two different continents – two cambodian families and an immigrated cambodian family in Paris, France – recognizing that the truth is only to be found among those who survived and that the past can best be questioned by those who are about to build a future.
The 727 Days Without Karamo
In “The 727 days without Karamo”, couples, whose love is put to a special test, give us insight into their lives. One partner of each couple is not originally from Europe and the lovers find themselves confronted with immigration law and its impact. Anja Salomonowitz combines very different facets into an exciting, very moving and strongly expressive documentary mosaic. A compelling, filmic plea for love without borders.
Born in 1971 in Vienna. In 1989, he starts to work as an independent film critic for Austria's Public Radio Station ORF and several newspapers and film magazines. From 1992 on, he works as a distributor for Polyfilm Verleih, as a film programmer for movie theatres and as a curator for film festivals in Germany, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Austria. From 1994 to 2000 he's co-managing director of the distribution company Danube Entertainment (Munich).In 1995, Dumreicher-Ivanceanu and film director Bady Minck create the production company Minotaurus Film Luxembourg. Minotaurus Film produces feature and documentary films, among them the documentary film "Bunica" by Ina Ivanceanu and Elke Groen, a portrait of Ana Ionescu, the producer's grand-mother, shot in Bucharest and premiered at the Nyon documentary film festival 2005.In 2001, Dumreicher-Ivanceanu becomes co-founder and managing director of the production company Amour Fou Filmproduktion in Vienna, a company specialised in the production of artistically outstanding films and 'cinéma d'auteur'. Amour Fou has its international breaktrough in 2003, when four films co-produced by Amour Fou are selected at Cannes: "Struggle" by Ruth Mader (Un Certain Regard), "No rest for the brave" by Alain Guiraudie (Directors' Fortnight), "In the Beginning was the Eye" by Bady Minck (Directors' Fortnight) and "Fast Film" by Virgil Widrich (Official Selection, Short Film Competition).Since its creation in 2001, Amour Fou has produced over 40 feature films, documentaries and short films which have been shown at numerous international film festivals (such as Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, Toronto) and have been awarded numerous awards. In 2006, "Taxidermia" by the Hungarian director György Pálfi premiered at Cannes; in 2007, "It happended just before" by Anja Salomonowitz won the Caligari Award at the Berlinale. In 2008, the documentary "Loos Ornamental" by Heinz Emigholz celebrated its world premiere at the Berlinale. In 2009, Heinz Emigholz's next film "Two Projects by Frederick Kiesler" had its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.Several films are currently developped and produced by Amour Fou, including "The Future's Past – Creating Cambodia" by Susanne Brandstätter and "MappaMundi" by Bady Minck, which are both scheduled to be completed in 2011.
AMOUR FOU Filmproduktion - Filmography (selection)2002 DEANIMATED - Art installation by Martin Arnold World Premiere: Kunsthalle Wien 2002 World Sales: Galerie Martin Janda (Wien)2003 STRUGGLE - Feature film by Ruth Mader World Premiere: Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2003 World Sales: Autlook Film Sales (Wien) NO REST FOR THE BRAVE - Feature film by Alain Guiraudie World Premiere: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Cannes 2003 World Sales: The Coproduction Office (Paris, Berlin) IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE EYE - Essay film by Bady Minck International Premiere: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Cannes 2003 World Sales: Sixpackfilm (Wien), Autlook Film Sales (Wien) FAST FILM - Short film by Virgil Widrich World Premiere: Séléction Officielle, Cannes 2003 World Sales: Sixpackfilm (Wien)2004 MA MÈRE - Feature film by Christophe Honoré North American Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival 2004 World Sales: Le Petit Bureau (Paris)2005 CRASH TEST DUMMIES - Feature film by Jörg Kalt World Premiere: International Forum of New Cinema, Berlinale 2005 World Sales: Autlook Film Sales (Wien) VOLVER LA VISTA - Documentary by Fridolin Schönwiese International Premiere: International Film Festival Locarno 2005 World Sales: Autlook Film Sales (Wien)2006 TAXIDERMIA - Feature film by György Pálfi International Premiere: Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2006 World Sales: Fortissimo Film Sales (Amsterdam, Hong Kong) LITTLE SECRETS - Feature film by Pol Cruchten International Premiere: Max Ophüls Festival 20072007 BEING AND NOTHINGNESS - Avant-garde film by Bady Minck International Premiere: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007 World Sales: Sixpack Film (Wien) EZRA - Feature film by Newton I Aduaka World Premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2007 World Sales: Wide Management (Paris) FREE RADICALS – Multimedia Project Concept: Bady Minck and Bernhard Zachhuber World Premiere: Biennale di Venezia 2007 World Sales: Klangforum Wien IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE - Documentary by Anja Salomonowitz International Premiere: International Forum of New Cinema, Berlinale World Sales: Autlook Film Sales (Wien) SCHINDLER'S HOUSES - Documentary by Heinz Emigholz World Premiere: International Forum of New Cinema, Berlinale 2007 World Sales: Autlook Film Sales (Wien) IMAGO MUNDI - Avant-garde film by Lisl Ponger International Premiere: Documenta XII Kassel World Sales: Sixpackfilm (Wien) SILENT RESIDENT - Feature film by Christian Frosch World Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival 2007 World Sales: Bavaria Film International (München)2008 LOOS ORNAMENTAL - Documentary by Heinz Emigholz World Premiere: International Forum of New Cinema, Berlinale 2008 World Sales: Autlook Film Sales (Wien) SEEMS TO BE - Avant-garde film by Bady Minck World Premiere: International Forum of New Cinema, Berlinale 2008 World Sales: Sixpack Film (Wien)2009 TWO PROJECTS BY FREDERICK KIESLER - Documentary by Heinz Emigholz International Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival 2009 THE COLOUR OF YOUR SOCKS - A YEAR WITH PIPILOTTI RIST Documentary by Michael Hegglin World Premiere: Lo schermo dell'arte Firenze 2009 World Sales: Accent Films (Montreux)2011 DEATH IN THE GARDEN Short film by Jean-Laurent Csinidis JUDENBURG NOW! Documentary by Elfi Mikesch World Premiere: Diagonale 2011In Production: HOT HOT HOT - Feature film by Beryl Koltz Completion scheduled for 2011 THE FUTURE'S PAST - CREATING CAMBODIA Documentary by Susanne Brandstätter Completion scheduled for 2011 MAPPAMUNDI - Essay film by Bady Minck Completion scheduled for 2011 HEARTBREAKERS - Documentary by Anja Salomonowitz Completion scheduled for 2012 REVOLUTION IN SOUNDDocumentary by Martin Reinhart & Thomas Tode Completion scheduled for 2012 THE NOTEBOOK - Feature film by János Szász based on the novel by Agota KristofIn Development: FRANCUSKI - Feature film by Goran Rebic A NEW AND EXCITING EXPERIENCE - Avant-garde film by Manu Luksch FEVER - Feature film by Elfi Mikesch THE NIGHT OF THOUSAND HOURS - Feature film by Virgil Widrich BIONET - An animated film by Stefan Stratil MICROMEO - An animated film by Virgil Widrich THE KIESLER PROJECTION - Avant-garde film von Heinz Emigholz YOU ARE THE WORLD - Documentary by Bady Minck THE BARACEANU INHERITANCE - Feature film based on the novel by Vintila Ivanceanu
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