AUSTRIAN FILMS BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
Austrian cinema is always a worthwhile presence at the BFI London Film Festival, and this year is no exception with Sudabeh Mortezai’s streetwise drama JOY featuring in the main competition.
JOY (2018) Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 October
Sudabeh Mortezai (Macondo, LFF 2014) presents a vital and hugely affecting drama that tackles the vicious cycle of sex trafficking in modern Europe.
ANGELO (2018) Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 October
The powerful story of Angelo Soliman, a forced Europeanised African who makes his way through Viennese society in the early 18th century without ever belonging.
STYX (2018) Thursday 11 & Saturday 13 October
A professional woman’s solo sailing journey turns into a deadly serious ethical dilemma in this unusual and taut political allegory. (*Germany-Austria co-production)
TWENTY-TWO HOURS (2018) Tuesday 16 October
Bouchra Khalili’s meditation on revolutionary histories considers the poet Jean Genet’s secret 1970 visit to the United States at the invitation of the Black Panther Party. *Germany-USA-Norway-Austria co-production Screened in conjunction with PROMISED LANDS, directed by Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa. Austria-Germany-Uganda 2018. 19min
YOMEDDINE (2018) Thursday 18, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October
Egyptian filmmaker A.B. Shawky makes his feature debut with this utterly unique road movie which charts the friendship between a leper and a young orphan. *Egypt-Austria co-production
BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2018 | 10-21 OCTOBER 2018