Contemporary Art Museum Garage, Documentary Film Center, Moskino Zvezda

Robert Dassanowsky
Producer, film and cultural historian, writer

Stefan A. Lukacs
Director, Scriptwriter

Alexander Ostrogorskiy
Architecture critic, Tutor at MARCH Architecture School

Dmitry Barchenkov
Film critic

Der Trafikant (2018)


Based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler

8th New Austrian Cinema Festival

Within Russian-Austrian collaboration, in association with the Embassy of Austria in Moscow.

The 8th festival of the new Austrian cinema consists of five most remarkable premieres concentrated on center and periphery theme. Not in topographical, but in cultural and social sense.

These two concepts became relative and still transforming. The best example is the transformation of the status of TV series: we are very pleased to include in the program two episodes of the latest sensational M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (M – A City Hunts A Murderer) – a unique combine of television industry and the absolute cinema classics: Fritz Lang's legendary “M” (1931).

A drama Der Boden unter den Füßen (The Ground beneath my Feet) comes to Moscow straight from the Berlinale. The new film by Marie Kreuzer is a reflection on women’s role in the modern world. 

Zerschlag mein Herz (Break my heart) is a fascinating romance about two Slovak Romany teenagers’ love in Vienna. The clash of center and periphery is the reason for the film, full of passion and poetry.

Cops is an impressive mix of action and drama, a brutal film about police officers’ everyday routine, laced with deep psychological research.

And the opening film of the festival is Der Trafikant, a talented sample of traditional narrative cinema with a fascinating plot and brilliant actors' works, including one of the last roles by the great Bruno Ganz.

All films are shown in the original language with Russian subtitles.