Vienna Chapter: Film Series
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.
6.30 pm The Animal Beside Us [more/mehr]
Import Export-film by Michael Woergoetter
9.00 pm Die Leuchte Asiens (Prem Sanyas)
film by Franz Osten and Himansu Rai
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
4.00 pm Auf den Spuren des Tigers von
film lecture by Meenakshi Shedde and Vinzenz Hediger
6.00 pm Fahndung nach einem Rebellen
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