Metro-Kino

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Wooden stair at the Metro-Kino

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Vienna 2014

The Metro-Kino is a cinema in the Johannesgasse 4 in the 1st district of Vienna. The building first housed a nightclub called Elysium, later a playhouse was opened at this address. In 1951 the Metro-Kino moved in. The cinema was taken over by the Austrian Film Archive in 2002. The Filmarchiv Austria runs the cinema for the showing of significant and historical Austrian films. Furthermore, it is one of the traditional venues of the Vienna International Film Festival (Viennale) taking place every October since 1960.

Retrospective John Ford

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The six time Academy Award winner is honored by the Austrian Filmmuseum and the Viennale festival with a special feature. The retrospective covers 50 films from the 1920s to the 1970s. Among them masterpieces like Rio Grande, Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach, Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and The Quiet Man

Retrospective John Ford
Austrian Filmmuseum
16 to 30 November 2014
Augustinerstraße 1
1010 Vienna

Amour

Today I want to present you the new and very moving film of Michael Haneke ‘Amour. The film’s title keeps its promise and delivers so much more about social relations and challenges.

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“Michael Haneke’s new film, a study of the effects of ageing and dementia on a blissful married couple, is intelligent film-making of the highest order.” (Peter Bradshaw, Guardian)

Check out the whole review here: Amour