Alexander Titov
Cinema expert

Stefan Lutschinger
Art critic, academic, creative professional

Wie ich lernte, bei mir selbst Kind zu sein (2019)

drama, adventure, family

How I Taught Myself To Be A Child

Cops (2018)


Der Boden unter den Füßen (2019)


The Ground beneath my Feet

Zerschlag mein Herz (2018)


Crush my Heart

8th New Austrian Cinema Festival

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

June 26 in Rostov-on-Don icinema "Bolshoi" will open the New Austrian Cinema festival, sponsored by Raiffeisenbank. The program will be opened by art critic Stefan Lutching (Austria) and cinema art expert Alexander Titov.

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.

The opening film of the festival Wie ich lernte, bei mir selbst Kind zu sein (How I Taught Myself To Be A Child) is an example of how fresh and modern can be such a respectable, if not to say archaic, format of a family saga.

You’ll see new romantic comedy Love Machine. The protagonist, male gigolo (moreover, middle-aged, with a beard and a little goof), seems like an absurd experiment. However, the authors of the film rejected stereotypes and achieved a remarkable comic effect.

A drama Der Boden unter den Füßen (The Ground beneath my Feet) comes 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.

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