CROSSING EUROPE (FilmFestival Linz) 2009 : index page

LATEST
***   Mopup
of the 15 features not already covered by the Tribune articles. 15.7.09

***  'Working Worlds' section report for Tribune magazine, including interview with Dominik Kamalzadeh 28.05.09
***   Festival highlights overview for Tribune magazine, mainly Rene and Involuntary. 22.05.09
***   'Pages from a cold island : KIDS ISSUE' for The Auteurs website, featuring comment on Last Stop and Building Site. online 11.5.09

CHRONOLOGICAL
Tue 21 Apr
Involuntary : [8/10] : De Ofrivilliga : Sweden 2008 : Ruben ÖSTLUND : 99m (timed) : seen at Moviemento cinema
Can Go Through Skin : [5/10] : Kan door Huid heen : Netherlands 2009 : Esther ROTS : 94m : Moviemento
Four Nights With Anna : [5/10] : Cztery noce z Anna : Poland(/Fr) 2008 : Jerzy SKOLIMOWSKI : 92m (timed) : City-Kino
Katalin Varga : [6/10] : Romania(/Hun/UK) 2008 : Peter STRICKLAND : 83m (timed) : City-Kino

Wed 22 Apr
Strong Shoulders : [6/10] : Des épaules solides : Switzerland(/Fr/Bel) 2002 : Ursula MEIER : 96m : City-Kino
How To Live in the FRG : [6/10] : Leben/BRD : West Germany 1990 (copyright-dated 1989) : Harun FAROCKI : 79m : Moviemento
4 Steps : [7/10] : Keturi žingsnai : Lithuania 2008 : Audrius STONYS : 42m : City-Kino
The Bell : [7/10] : Varpas : Lithuania 2007 : Audrius STONYS : 55m : City-Kino
Dead Snow : [6/10] : Dod Sno : Norway 2009 : Tommy WIRKOLA : 90m : Moviemento

Thu 23 Apr
Home : [6/10] : Fr/Switz/Bel 2008 : Ursula MEIER : 97m : City-Kino

NUFF shorts [ave. 5.8] Moviemento
   1. Aerosol [6/10] by Jim Hansen;   2. Last Chance [4/10] Siste Chance, by Christian Klevstad Caspersen;   3. Last Stop [7/10] Siste Stopp, by Eilif Bremer Landsend…

— New short films by Dietmar Brehm [6.3] Moviemento
  - Instax Camera Girls London 1966 [7].
  - Ozean [8].
  – {Praxis-4 Szenen 22-24Meridol [7]; Immer [5]; Vollmond [4].
  - {Praxis-5 Szenen 25-31} Sonntag [5]; Okay [6]; Wolke [6]; Absolut [7]; Aerius [6]; Akt [7]; Samtess [6].
  - Verdrehten Augen – Videoversion 2 [8].

HFG Karlsruhe shorts [ave 6.0] Moviemento
   — 'Zweite Beobachtung: Mensch in Karlsruhe' (three x 16mm shorts)
       1. Friseur [6] — by Constantin Nestor
       2. Baustelle [7] — by Iuri Maia Jost
       3. Seniorenhem [5] — by Florian Haag.  
   — About Everyday Things – In June For Example [6] — by Melanie Jilg.

— Short films by Inger Lise Hansen [6.3] Moviemento
  1. Static [7] 1995; 2. Hus [6] 1998; 3. Adrift [7] 2004; 4. Proximity [6] 2006; 5. Casting the Shadows [6] 2007; 6. Parallax [6] 2009.

Gangster Girls
: [6/10] : Austria 2009 : Tina LEISCH : 78m (timed) : Moviemento

Fri 24 Apr
The Wondrous World of Laundry : [7/10] : Die wundersame Welt der Waschkraft :Germany 2009 : Hans-Christian SCHMID: 92m (timed) : Moviemento
Light Gradient : [4/10] : Rûckenwind : Germany 2009 : Jan KRüGER  : 77m (timed) : Moviemento
Inferno : [8/10] : Italy/US 1980 : Dario ARGENTO : 106m : Moviemento (German-dubbed print entitled Horror Infernal)
Mother of Tears : [7/10] : La terza madre : Italy/US 2007 : Dario ARGENTO : 98m : Moviemento (12.45am Saturday)

Sat 25 Apr
Devil Hides in Doubt : [6/10] : Sollbruchstelle : Germany 2008 : Eva STOTZ : 61m (timed) : Moviemento
North Coast : [5?/10] : L'exil et le royaume : France 2008 : Jonathan LE FOURN & Andreï SCHTAKLEFF : 127m {walkout after 80m} : City-Kino
Another Man : [5/10] : Un autre homme : Switzerland 2008 : Lionel BAIER : 89m : City-Kino

Sun 26 Apr
pereSTROIKA – reCONSTRUCTION of a flat : [7/10] : pereSTROIKA – umBAU einer wohnung : Germany 2009 (copyright-dated 2008) : Christiane BüCHNER : 85m (timed) : Moviemento
The Children of Don Quixote (Act 1) : [7/10] : France 2008 : Les enfants de Don Quichotte (Acte 1) : Ronan DéNéCé, Augustin LEGRAND & Jean-Baptiste LEGRAND : 75m : City-Kino
René : [9/10] : Czech Republic 2008 : Helena Třeští­ková : 85m (timed) : City-Kino
Paper Soldier : [6/10] : Bumažnyj soldat : Russia 2008 : Alexey GERMAN, Jr : 118m : City-Kino
Muezzin : [6/10] : Austria 2009 : Sebastian BRAMESHUBER : 83m (timed) : City-Kino

all tickets complimentary; all cinemas in Linz, Austria (Crossing Europe Film Festival); all timings from catalogue unless stated otherwise

main Crossblog entries 
              [pre-festival]
.1. Bring me (to) the head of William Roscoe …..
.2. 'Spitze' selections from shower-spattered Scarborough
.3. BATTLE OF THE DANUBE!
.4. J G Ballard, 1930-2009
.5. Rad der Zeit (with apologies to W.Herzog)
              [festival]
.6. Tue.21.    Lust For Life
.7. Wed.22.   Unendlich Sonnenschein? 
.8. Thu.23.   Ende gut, alles gut : Shakespeare… and company
.9. Fri.24.     Ozean und Hafen
.10. Sat.25.   Peace Kicking Mission … Styria?!
.11. Sun.26.   Linz, einzeln

CE09 Top Ten
1. René (Helena Třeští­ková : documentary : 9/10)
2. Involuntary (Ruben Ostlund : feature : 8/10)
3. Inferno (Dario Argento : 1980 feature : 8/10)
4. Ozean (Dietmar Brehm : experimental short : 8/10)
5. Verdrehten Augen – Videoversion 2 (Brehm : experimental short : 8/10)
6. Static (Inger Lise Hansen : 1995 experimental short : 7/10)
7. pereSTROIKA – reCONSTRUCTION of a flat (Christiane Bûchner : documentary : 7/10)
8. Akt (Brehm : experimental short : 7/10)
9. The Wondrous World of Laundry (Schmid : documentary : 7/10)
10. Mother of Tears (Dario Argento : feature : 7/10)

previously seen and reviewed on Jigsaw Lounge
10/10 Suspiria
8/10 Somers Town
7/10 Access Road; Cool and Crazy; Bronson
6/10 Everyone Else; The Flower Bridge; Snow; Timecrimes; Unmade Beds; Wrong Rosary
5/10 JCVD
1/10 Eden Lake



Jigsaw Lounge's previous Crossing Europe coverage
CE #2 : 2005 : The Wedding; Aaltra; No Frank In Lumberton, etc
CE #3 : 2006 : Cold ShowersA Decent Factory, Contact, etc
CE #4 : 2007 : April In Love; Retrieval; Belle de Jour, etc
CE #5 : 2008 : Unrelated; Cargo 200; Citizen Havel, etc
CE #6 : 2009 : Rene; Involuntary; Inferno, etc