Simon Mraz
Director of Austrian Cultural Forum in Moscow

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

drama, adventure, family

How I Taught Myself To Be A Child

Der Boden unter den Füßen (2019)


The Ground beneath my Feet

Cops (2018)


8th New Austrian Cinema Festival

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

The New Austrian Cinema festival returnes to Voronezh, with sponsorshop of Raiffeisenbank.

The program consists of 4 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. 

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.