Opening of the 57th Viennale at the Gartenbaukino in Vienna

More+Events ♦ Published: October 25, 2019; 17:11 ♦ (Vindobona)

The largest international film festival in Austria, the Viennale was opened in Vienna's Gartenbaukino in the presence of Federal Chancellor Bierlein. The role of women in society is of the highest relevance.

Federal Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein (l.) opened the 2019 Viennale, pictured with Viennale Director Eva Sangiorgi (r.). / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Andy Wenzel

"For years, the Viennale has been the largest international film festival in Austria. It offers much more than the opportunity to marvel at great films from all over the world. It allows time for reflection and creates awareness for the quality of high film art. The medium of film is more suitable than almost any other for broadening and changing our perspective, shaking us up and…