FILMS IN PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

IN PRODUCTION

GAG
GIRLS & GODS

A film by Verena Soltiz & Arash T. Riahi
Documentary | 90 min | AUT, FR, UK
A co-production with Les Contes Modernes &
Pinball London

SYNOPSIS

Will women have more rights and freedoms if religion becomes obsolete in the matters of public and private life? And do all women want this at all, especially religious women who call themselves feminists and are honest about calling themselves so.

Funded with the support of Austrian Film Institute,
ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen
Developed with the support of Creative Europe Programme MEDIA

Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA   

EISMAYER
EISMAYER

A film by David Wagner
Feature Film | 100 min | AUT | 2021

SYNOPSIS

Vice Lieutenant Eismayer is the most feared instructor in the Austrian Army and leads a double life as a model macho in public and as a gay man in secret. When a young soldier who is openly gay enters and Eismayer falls in love with him, his world begins to fall apart.

Funded with the support of Vienna Film Fund, Austrian Film Institute, ORF Film/Television Agreement, Film Industry Support Austria, ZDF/ARTE & Federal Province of Lower Austria, CineArt

Read my Breasts
READ MY BREASTS

A film by Anja Salomonowitz
Documentary | 90 min | AUT, ESP
a co-production with Alba Sotorra

SYNOPSIS

Read my Breasts is a documentary about the FEMEN activist Inna Shevchenko. Women who give everything, change our world with their political actions and reap contradictions, these are FEMEN. And Inna at the centre of this new feminism. 

Funded with the support of ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, BMKOES & City of Vienna MA7 Culture Department

IN DEVELOPMENT

THUS SPOKE ZUKAUSKAS

A film by the Riahi Brothers
Screenplay by Sven Dagones
Feature Film | 105 min | AUT

For Georg Zukauskas (49), a pleasant biker and teacher for German as a foreign language, the fact that a masked man breaks his leg in front of his house for seemingly no reason is just the beginning of a crazy streak of bad luck that costs his girlfriend's Pomeranian its life and turns Zukauskas into a hunted man who becomes ever more deeply entangled in a bizarre and life-threatening plot involving biodiesel magnate Lee Kjong Dong...

Funded with the support of Vienna Film Fund

MR. DUSCHEK –
THE SHRINKING CARETAKER

A film by The Riahi Brothers
Feature Film | 110 min | AUT


Alfred Duschek is a reactionary, xenophobic caretaker in Vienna. After his sudden, early retirement he starts to shrink and becomes more and more the victim of his own prejudices. A fantastic farce about people who hate change.

Developed with the support of Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA & Austrian Film Institute & Vienna Film Fund 

Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA   

THE POST OFFICE GIRL

A film by Terence Davies
Feature Film, 110 min | AUT, UK, LUX
A co-production with Post Office Girl Production, Amour Fou Luxembourg and Dreifilm

Stefan Zweig’s novel set in post war Austria sows the seeds for the rise of fascism, the end of the Empire and ultimately the Second World War.This is a story of two people who realize they are inextricably bound to their social and economic realities by circumstance.

Developed with the support of Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA &
Austrian Film Institute & Vienna Film Fund 

Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA   

MICROMEO

An animation-film by Virgil Widrich
written by Jean-Claude Carriére & Virgil Widrich

90 min | AUT, LUX, FR

Romeo and Juliet in the microcosm of the human body… Forbidden love between the young Bacterium
Micromeo and Antibody-girl Globia threatens the harmony of the immune system, leading to war between ambitious leaders, and finally awakening a genetic monster that is ready to exterminate them all.

Developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Fund &
Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA

Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA   

THE MINISTER

A film by Arash T. Riahi
Feature Film | 120 min | GER, AUT, SWE, FRA

Inspired by the life of Iran’s first female minister who was executed after the Islamic revolution. A passionate plea about the fight for the freedom of women by reference to the historical developments of modern day Iran, from the 1930s to the present. The film connects a personal, human fate with sociopolitical events, which influence world affairs up to the present day.

Developed with the support of the Hamburg Film Fond

WOODEN RIFLE

A film by by Alfoz Abdulkarim Tanjour
90 min | AUT

During the Syrian revolution, 21-year old Noor tries to escape with his mother to his father, living in Europe to reunite the family. When he arrives in Europe without his mother and realizes that his father is involved in human trafficking. His perception of good and bad is challenged. A film about innocence in a guilty world.

Developed with the support of Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA & Austrian Film Institute & Doha Institute 

Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA   

THE POINTLESS DEATH OF
BENJAMIN LUND

A film by Stephen Hutton
90 min | AUT, NOR

A man finds himself sitting with death. As death drives around the city, he collects everyone who has passed that night. Will it be possible for our hero to reach a deal to survive death?

Developed with the support of Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA & Austrian Film Institute 

Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA   

CALLSHOP

A comedy by Daniel Moshel
written by Daniel Moshel,
Domenik Pockberger,
Eugen Klim
90 min | AUT

Jonni, a lovable, jewish rascal from Vienna is pulling out all the stops to emanzipate himself from his parents via his virtual reality cyber-erotic project. Even if that means blackmailing his racist father by threatening to marry a former prostitute from Nigeria.

Developed with the support of Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA & Austrian Film Institute 

Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA   

EVERYDAY PROPAGANDA

A hybrid documentary by The Riahi Brothers
90 min | AUT

In the animated documentary “Everyday Propaganda” we see the world through the eyes of modern populist and authoritarian regimes who are using propagandist and manipulative methods to seize power or continue to cling to it.  How can we find tactics to resist and reclaim the power of the people in a divided world?

Developed with the support of Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA & Austrian Film Institute

Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA   

AUSWANDERTAG

A feature series by The Riahi Brothers
written by Klaus Opitz
5 x 45 min | AUT

Set in the near future. The members of the Viennese working-class family Putschek, supporters of the right wing populists, are unwilling to accept the fact that they – like many of their fellow countrymen – have lost out by electing the party that is in power. They are forced to flee to Turkey as refugees. An absurd farce about the future in the present.

Developed with the support of Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA

Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA   

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