Film Series

Vienna Chapter: Film Series
Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna
19 to 22 May 2005

India and India as it is presented in film, Europe and Europe as it comes across in film: the Import Export film programme is set between these worlds, each influencing the other in the form of the real and the imaginary since the beginning of the 20th Century. As scenery, location and place of longing, India - in contrast to many other countries of the world - has inspired Western filmmakers from the time of the silent movies. Orientalist film images have shaped the collective psyche and perception of India in Europe. In Indian cinema, in turn, “the West“ has long played an important part: as romantic refuge for lovers, as cultural origin for moral decline and as source of inspiration for remakes à la Bollywood. The programme shows a choice of classics, cult films and an archeological excavation in the form of documentary film. In addition, the three film-essays produced in the context of Import Export will be premiered: “From here to here” by Madhusree Dutta and Philip Scheffner, “The Animal next to us” by Michael Woergoetter and “Star Biz” by Merle Kroeger and Dorothee Wenner.
Each film will be preceded by an introduction drawing on special aspects of mutual perception.
The programme has been curated by Dorothee Wenner, Merle Kroeger and Hansa Thapliyal.


FRIDAY, 20.05.05

6.30 pm The Animal Beside Us [more/mehr]
Import Export-film by Michael Woergoetter

9.00 pm Die Leuchte Asiens (Prem Sanyas) [more/mehr]
film by Franz Osten and Himansu Rai

SATURDAY, 21.05.05

6.30 pm Star Biz [more/mehr]
Import Export-film by Dorothee Wenner and Merle Kroeger

9.00 pm Osten und Westen (Purab aur Pachhim) [more/mehr]
film by Manjo Kumar

SUNDAY, 22.05.05

4.00 pm Auf den Spuren des Tigers von Eschnapur [more/mehr]
film lecture by Meenakshi Shedde and Vinzenz Hediger

6.00 pm Fahndung nach einem Rebellen [more/mehr]
film documentary by Navina Sundaram
From Here to Here [more/mehr]
Import Export-film by Madhushree Dutta and Philip Scheffner

9 pm Nayakan / The Hero [more/mehr]
film by Mani Ratnam

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