On Saturday evening, five Uranias will be awarded in four competitions. The Hungarian director Béla Tarr will receive the Star of Urania.
DATES AND TICKETS
Block of 10: For all Feature Films and Documentaries à la carte and with special price!
LET'S CEE Festival Pass: The ideal solution for cineastes and cinema lovers! Attention: Vouchers for Festival Passes are available online and in every festival cinema.
21 New Yorkers and their reflections about themselves, the world and life result in a hypnotic and fast-paced atmospheric picture of the city that never sleeps.
It is not only an earthquake that shakes up the life of actor Tony. A convivial and not exactly politically correct comedy from Romania!
A man unknowingly runs into possession of an atomic bomb. It doesn’t take long before villains start going after both. A peculiar, wordless and hilarious spy parody!
What happens when you cover up an adoption and fabricate a pregnancy? An amusing and thought-provoking comedy from Turkey will help you find the answer.
Ali, a Moslem, falls deeply in love with Nino, a Christian woman. But their dream of shared happiness seems ill-fated due to the imminent war. Brilliantly narrated cinema!
Anna Karenina cheats on her husband and gives birth to a child fathered by her lover. Though blessed with a growing family, she can’t escape loneliness. Highly gifted actors, breathtaking images, great drama.
The persistent struggle of a mother of an autistic child to create a better life. A severe and atmospherically-dense debut film from Georgia.
Post-war Poland: Two nationalist partisans are instructed to assassinate communists. Ironic, tragic and masterfully staged by Andrzej Wajda.
In the middle of the conflict between Kurds and the Turkish state, a young basketball team dreams of climbing to the second league.
A magnificent adventure film that transports audiences to a colourful and exciting fantasy world, while dealing with sensitive topics such as friendship and loneliness.
Billion Star Hotel is an invitation to daydream as well as a comedic guide to taking life with a grain of salt … and received several awards!
Seven Syrian refugee children and their one-year-long journey to escape from war through and to Europe. An award-winning documentary of great importance and intensity!
The renowned anti-war drama reports on the last days of the Warsaw uprising against the Nazi occupants. Tragic, intense, shocking!
Set during WWII, a young man attempts to lose his virginity. Shining directorial work, which received an Oscar in 1968.
The devoted attempt of a 14-year old girl to reunite her family. A coming-of-age story that remains in one’s memory.
In a hotel in Sarajevo a celebration is held to commemorate peace. However, behind the glamorous facade ominous signs anticipate a storm. Danis Tanović’s latest stirring masterpiece!
A spellbinding Romanian arthouse thriller that makes audiences aware of the criminal mechanisms of a corrupted society.
Two very different people travel through Moldavia. By dealing in horseshoes, they have aspirations of making money and gaining happiness. Black tragicomedy with much warmth and humour!
A couple embarks on a sailing trip. Although their nearly grown-up children remain at home, the dog joins the journey. A top-notch psychological and existential drama!
Vienna 1945, the end of World War II and the Russian occupation, seen from the unprejudiced perspective of 9-year-old Christine. Splendid!
For two high school students, the invasion of Italian troops in Ljubljana means the end of their adolescence. One of the best Slovenian films ever.
This multilayered, complex documentary highlights and questions the meaning of solidarity within one family in desperate times.
A brutally creative story about three men in wheelchairs. Kills on Wheels entertains with an exciting mix of comedy, action and heartfelt themes.
Karel Steklý’s adaption of the famous novel is considered one of the best, and will premiere in its digitally-restored version at LET’S CEE FF 2017.
The teenager, Hristo, is homeless on the cold Bulgarian streets. In order to survive, he has to struggle with his own moral principles. A compelling drama.
The second part of the probably best screen adaptation of the famous picaresque novel. On Svejk’s way to the front, the soldier’s luck far outweighs his wisdom.
A listless student signs up for the military with only a few hours left to his induction. New Wave cinema at its best.
Are social rules carved in stone, or not? Adrian Sitaru’s new stroke of genius tackles the taboos of abortion and incest.
A man wakes up on a park bench, without knowing who or where he is. Is it a dream? And why is he being hunted? A dangerous game begins.
In the light of the Polish post-war period and great jazz music, two cynical young people spend a night together. An unusual love story with a universal message.
A fascinating and touching documentary from the Riahi brothers about children and their hidden potentials, integration and the power of music.
Symposium and Networking Event: high-class lectures, exciting panel discussions and much more!
Everyone who is looking forward to meet international filmmakers should join the LET'S CEE partyline at Markterei.
Join the LET'S CEE Partyline at Urania Café – the perfect conclusion to a great evening at the cinema. And don´t miss the opening pary on March 21!
Markterei hosts on March 24 one of the probably most entertaining LET’S CEE events: the pitching session with Elliot Grove, where filmmakers can present their projects firmly and quickly.
Is it all about commemorating history or enacting pure violence? A gripping documentary reveals why many grown men like to play war during times of peace.
Subversive retro-avant-garde confronts an ultra-authoritarian regime. The assignment of the Slovenian cult band Laibach in Pyongyang is called Liberation Day.
Poland's turbulent history from 1968 to 1980 narrated on the basis of a trade union leader’s dramatic fate. A suspenseful political crime story with a documentary character. (173 characters)
A Polish film student tries to find out more about a hero of labour who has a long time ago mysteriously fallen into oblivion. Thrilling, important and great cinema.
A highly-dramatic, visually-strong silent film classic about the love of a Jewish woman for a Christian man in early 20th century Romania!
The government wants to cancel the pensions of all those widows of fallen soldiers who are again living in a relationship. A razor-sharp comedy from Croatia.
“Who is my father? Is he really a criminal who ruined the lives of four thousand people?“ A young Latvian woman on a captivating search.
Boris Nemtsov was a leading Russian oppositionist – until he was gunned down within sight of the Kremlin. A highly intimate and emotional portrait.
How does it feel when a collective trauma lies over one’s family history like a dark shadow? With her personal documentary, Lidija Zelović gives a touching answer to this question.
During a long night of the living dead, a young man discovers a dark family secret. An eerie chamber drama made in Austria.
A lawyer becomes the victim of a cruel act of violence. His wife, however, is worried about his reputation. An ice-cold, real-time thriller.
Asperger syndrome: Mental illness or simply a different form of perception? Five children offer an insight into their very own world.
A reconstruction of the most significant days leading to Russia’s 1917 October Revolution. This great film is no doubt a documentary gem.
Twenty years ago seems like yesterday: a complex drama about the reopened wounds of a family torn apart by war. (
In 1950’s communist Romania, a factory’s staff serves as the microcosm of an entire country. An extraordinary, subversive satire.
While waiting for her first online date, a timid music teacher accidentally meets a famous TV star. A splendid romantic comedy!
Two teenagers kidnap a three-year-old boy out of boredom. An authentic and highly-acclaimed film about the phenomenon of extreme childhood violence.
A clever and laconic comedy provides a behind the scenes look at provincial theatre in 1970s Poland.
A poetic approach to the wastelands of the soul of a man who does not know how to continue his life after the death of his wife.
Discussion Meeting - University of Vienna
A documentary about the events around the legendary concert in the besieged Sarajevo. A definite must-see – not only for Iron Maiden fans.
The entrance to all short film screenings is free. Join, watch, be amazed!
The entrance for all short film screenings is free. Join, watch, be amazed!
The subject of this year‘s LET’S CEE short film competition is „World in Transition“. The eleven best of 100 participating films you can see here!
Ana was institutionalised at the age of 16 because of her homosexuality. As a young adult she is searching for her way. A poignant documentary.
The desperate battle of a young couple for the custody of their little daughter: a heart-rending, emotionally turbulent and realistic drama!
Would-be speculators target the property of a priest, who is slowly losing his faith. A bittersweet, cleverly-enacted comedy!
A naval officer is to marry the captain’s daughter. During a trip back home he reconnects with a female childhood friend. A silent, but rousing love story.
Wilson, an immigrant from Africa, is on a quest to become a model Hungarian citizen. But this is far from easy – mostly because of love.
Against all odds, a young charming couple fights for love and a happy ending. A colourful, innocent and entertaining musical comedy from Azerbaijan!
A touching film about the slow and painful development of a close friendship between four entirely different neighbours.
A young Bosnian director shifts between political antipathy and personal sympathy for the old Serbian nationalist who is the focus of her film.
A young detective wants to solve the mystery of an ancient castle. The exciting, adventurous detective film for kids is a Polish classic.
A feature film about the fears and hopes of refugees, the xenophobia and ignorance of many privileged people and the compassion of the helpers.
A firemen’s ball ending in a complete disaster: Miloš Forman’s ravishing comedy was nominated for an Oscar – and banned in his home country.
Ivan the postman wishes to become mayor of his Bulgarian home village and receive asylum seekers. A superb documentary on the refugee crisis.
A visually stunning, thrilling, highly relevant documentary about illegal ivory trade, mostly shot undercover in Africa and Southeast Asia.
A man and a woman, both married, start an affair during vacation. But there’s more to come. A hopeless love story from Tsarist Russia.
Daryna works in Italy. Her family is still in Ukraine. And she herself is torn between her two lives. A complex drama about work-related migration.
A young man with two faces encounters a young woman with two souls. A fast-paced and unusual love story with a wonderful soundtrack!
A Russian teenager terrorises his environment with his strong belief in Christian fundamentalism. A relentless drama but also a black satire.
In the turmoil of World War II, a man experiences his worst nightmare. A grim parable often streaked with sharp naturalistic and surreal hues.
A student keeps searching for the meaning of life. Extraordinarily independent cinema: a minimalist drama with a documentary character.
70 years after the end of the Nazi terror, Jewish Henryk Schoenker returns to Poland and recollects his tragic childhood.
Presumably the last six days in the harsh life of a coachman, his daughter and his horse. An existential parable in black and white.
A prostitute and an avenger are confronted with the uncomfortable truth. A psychological thriller that turns the past upside down.
The famous and endearing fairy tale retelling of Cinderella has been enchanting children and adults for over four decades. A charming cult film!
A gripping rollercoaster of emotions: the stunning portrait of the legendary Slovak photographer Zuzana Minácová.
A family of three living under the same roof has become estranged from one another. Will they manage to escape their loneliness? A powerful feature film debut from Lithuania.
Train driver Ilija barely saves a child’s life that wandered on the tracks. A charming comedy with a large helping of Miloš Radović’s black humour.
Three men win the lottery jackpot. But their winning ticket gets stolen. A highly-entertaining, low-budget comedy in road movie style!
The horrors of war seen through the eyes of two orphans: a stirring, passionate and award-winning film – and a historical masterpiece.
The winner of the Documentary Film Competition will be presented at this screening.
The winner of the Feature Film Competition will be presented at this screening.
Lora suffers in the traditionalism of her mountain village. Due to the sudden death of her father, the 17-year-old decides to go her own way.
The life of Natasha is lonely and without prospects. Until a big tail grows on her back. A cross-genre drama from Russia!