The Austrian Cultural Forum proudly presents the second edition of the “Austrian Film Week” in Israel featuring six recent movies in original version with English and Hebrew subtitles.


The opening will take place on 18 February 2017 at Tel Aviv Cinematheque.



"  I welcome you to the second edition of the Austrian film week in Israel which brings recent cinematographic works to Israel in order to promote the great Austrian movie scene.

Again this year, six recent Austrian movies, including two Israel premieres, in original version with English and Hebrew subtitles will be screened.

The screenings will take place in six cinemathques across the country.


The movie selection is very diverse.

The opening film at Tel Aviv Cinematheque will be “Love Maybe” by Austrian director Michael Kreihsl.

The movie talks about citizens of Vienna who encounter a variety of fates as a result of their difficulties in communicating with each other. A series of incidents, some lucky and some unlucky, brings these people together.


Three interwoven stories are also at core of the movie “Bad Luck” by director Thomas Woschitz where wrong decisions, chance and the search for happiness are leading the storyline.

“Stefan Zweig : Farewell to Europe” addresses the years of exile in the life of this famous Jewish Austrian writer and was the Austrian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.

“Kuma” by director Umut Dağ on the other hand touches upon deep rooted societal traditionstransported from far to Vienna. In addition to the feature films, two documentaries will be screened.


“Safari” by director Ulrich Seidl and “A German Life” featuring Brunhilde Pomsel, former secretary, stenographer and typist of Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, mirroring the major historical ruptures of the 20th century and German life thereafter.

You can also look forward to our guests who will discuss with you their films right after the screenings.


I would like to thank the cinematheques, the filmmakers and of course the many people interested in our screenings for their commitment to Austrian culture and Austrian movies in particular. Without them, this film week would not have been possible.

In addition, I would like to thank my team for the tireless work in preparing and supporting this project. I very much hope that you will enjoy the movies.


Johannes Strasser Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum Tel Aviv




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