Films in Perspective

Occasionally, the IWM library turns into a cinema when movies directed by fellows or related to the Institute’s research areas are presented and discussed with the audience. In 2014, the IWM organized the Film Retrospective Past Continuous: Conflicting Historical Legacies in Contemporary East European Cinema at Blickle Kino, 21er Haus. Filmmakers throughout the post-socialist space have engaged in re-examining the past by focusing on issues of identity and otherness, and exploring the mechanisms of control and resistance.

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October 2017

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Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Avant-garde Films 1929-1931

Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Avant-garde Films 1929-1931 curated by Konstantin Akinsha Session 4: Mykola Shpykovskyi Bread (1929) – 44 min Original with English subtitles [Info] [Trailer] Bread, a forgotten masterpiece of the Ukrainian film avant-garde, was banned immediately after production and never released. It was first shown to a narrow circle of Ukrainian film professionals …
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Oct
2017

Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Avant-garde Films 1929-1931

Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Avant-garde Films 1929-1931 curated by Konstantin Akinsha Session 3: Mikhail Kaufman An Unprecedented Campaign (1930) – 71 min Original with English subtitles This film is an undeservedly forgotten avant-garde masterpiece by Mikhail Kaufman, the brother and collaborator of the great Dziga Vertov. Lost for decades in the Ukrainian archives, this bold …
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Oct
2017

Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Avant-garde Films 1929-1931

Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Avant-garde Films 1929-1931 curated by Konstantin Akinsha Session 2: Dziga Vertov Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbas (1931) – 65 min Original with English subtitles [Info] Enthusiasm is the first Ukrainian sound film. Made in 1930 by Dziga Vertov, a master of the cinematic avant-garde, it was the first motion picture in …
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Oct
2017

Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Avant-garde Films 1929-1931

Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Avant-garde Films 1929-1931 curated by Konstantin Akinsha Session 1: Oleksandr Dovzhenko Earth (1930) – 84 min Original with English subtitles [Info] [Trailer] The silent classic Earth is usually mentioned as one of the greatest movies of the Soviet era, alongside Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin and Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera. …
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May 2017

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2017

Looks like Home

In May-June, the Ukrainian journalist and filmmaker Angelina Kariakina will be a Fellow of the Ukraine in European Dialogue program of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM). On this occasion, colabs, the media laboratory of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, in cooperation with the IWM, will screen and discuss two new documentaries produced by …
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