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    Vienna 1945: The powder keg of war and the Russian occupation as seen through the innocent eyes of nine-year old Christine. Bombed out and penniless, she and her family are put up in a fancy villa in the outskirts of Vienna, a moment when class differences get amplified and all families in the house just want to survive. After the German soldiers capitulate, the Russians take over the house. Everybody is scared of the Russians, except Christine. Based on a novel by Christine Nöstlinger, the most popular children’s book author in Germany and Austria.

Preceded by: A Better Life

A Better Life | 2017 | 5’05” | Documentary | PG |
Director: Eysham Ali |
Synopsis: When was the last time you truly stopped to listen to a migrant worker’s story?

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DRAMA, 2016  |  109 MIN  |  PG13  |  GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

D I R E C T O R

Mirjam Unger

C A S T

Zita Gaier (Christine); Ursula Strauss (mother); Gerald Votava (father); Paula Brunner (sister); Krista Stadler (grandmother); Heinz Mittendorfer (grandfather); Bettina Mittendorfer (Frau von Braun); Lino Gaier (Gerald)

H O N O R S / A C C O L A D E S

Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film 2016, Official Film Selection

Director Mirjam Unger will be present for the opening night screening.