Films 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 9:00 p.m. Cinematograph

ANIMALS (TIERE) – Greg Zglinski
Austria, Poland, Switzerland 2017

A young woman called Andrea jumps to her death from the third floor of an apartment block in Vienna. A little earlier: the same apartment block is home to Nick, a chef, and Anna, who writes children‘s books. Anna thinks Nick has been having an affair with Andrea, but despite these suspicions she hopes that she and Nick can rejuvenate their relationship. They travel to Switzerland, where they hope to perform this “reset”. Mischa, an art student, is looking after their apartment in Vienna while they are away. Anna thinks Mischa looks like Andrea, and Anna also has a déjà vu experience in Lausanne. Soon the different levels begin to overlap and blur. Anna starts to wonder if she is going out of her mind. She senses that she has become trapped in a different reality. Is it all a result of the car accident she and Nick had when they arrived here? Is she just imagining everything? The talking cat – which was supposed to feature in her latest children‘s book?

95 min., German with English subtitles. Script: Jörg Kalt, Greg Zglinski, Starring: Birgit Minichmayr, Philipp Hochmair, Mona Petri, Mehdi Nebbou, Michael Ostrowski, DoP: Piotr Jaxa

Wednesday, September 12, 9:00 p.m. Cinematograph

PIN CUSHION – Deborah Haywood
United Kingdom 2017

Super close Mother Lyn and daughter Iona are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes ‘best friends’ with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea. Used to being Iona’s bestie herself, Lyn feels left out. So Lyn also makes friends with Belinda, her neighbour. As much as Lyn and Iona pretend to each other that things are going great, things aren’t going great for either of them. Iona struggles with the girls, who act more like frenemies than friends, and Belinda won’t give Lyn her stepladders back. Both mother and daughter retreat into fantasy and lies.

82 min., English . Screenplay: Deborah Haywood, Starring: Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Chanel Cresswell, Isy Suttie, Nadine Coyle, DoP: Nicola Daley

Thursday, September 13, 7:00 p.m. Vogelweide (Waltherpark)


We look forward to a film evening with selected contributions by the participants of the INNSBRUCK film CAMPUS 2018, which are based on the motto RES PUBLICA. Cinematic interventions that turn public space into a field of experimentation, ask relevant questions on site and invite to exchange ideas. Let’s look at the world out there as what it is: a public thing!

Who has the right, the duty and the courage to tell the truth? (Michel Foucault) Against the backdrop of major social challenges and opportunities, cultivating an equal discussion is of central importance. Climate change, migration, transnational institutions, the next technological revolution – all these phenomena and the associated challenges are globally condensed and man-made. We live in an era of transformation, in which problems are perceived as over-complex. Much of it breaks or has already broken and is waiting to be reassembled. At the same time, this situation offers new opportunities. So where and how does social discourse take place under these circumstances?

Friday, September 14, 9:00 p.m. Cinematograph

L’ANIMALE – Katharina Mückstein
Austria 2017

It looks like everybody has found their place in life: Mati and her gang of boys feel like the heroes of their village riding around on their tuned motocross bikes. Mati’s parents – Gabriele, a veterinarian and Paul, a surveyor, are firmly established and only have to finalize the last work on the construction of their new house.
But when Mati meets Carla, her world becomes unstable. The encounter with the independent girl shows Mati who she could really be: alive and open, and very different from her competitive, demonstratively cool friends. To complicate things further, Mati‘s best friend Sebastian falls in love with her and wants her to change from buddy to lover. Will Mati now lose her place in her male circle of friends?
In the meantime, the world of her parents also threatens to break apart. Gabriele discovers Paul’s best-kept secret. Will the situation pass, or should she confront him directly? Paul, too, is increasingly under pressure to face his very own truth.
In the end, all characters face the same decision: what counts for more, seeming or being?


96 min., German with English subtitles. Script: Katharina Mückstein, Starring: Sophie Stockinger, Kathrin Resetarits, Dominik Warta, Julia Franz Richter, Jack Hofer, Stefan Pohl u. a., DoP: Michael Schindegger