From on line Dutch magazine; Sic! Forum for Feminist gaits

The on 42nd  once held Viennale waited with a large helping of feature films, short films and documentaries.  Between 15  And 27  October threw Austria's largest film festival again a wide view of contemporary filmmaking.  A retrospective of Petra M. Springer
 

The Viennale is now at a major public event established as a duty.  In Vienna metro, the landscaping, the city and the Urania Cinema and the Austrian Film Museum in the Albertina woman can be up to six performances a day.  In the meeting point Viennale festival headquarters, for the festival adapted attic of Urania, accompanied by numerous discussions, events, performances and concerts, the festival.  A new program rail, Propositions, film lectures and a visit by Lauren Bacall on the occasion of its 80th  Birthdays were also on the program.
It showed this year 298 films from 44 countries, including films by, for and / or about women.  Any film in which a woman plays a role, says something about the living conditions for women in the various countries and shows the state of gender relations in the regions from which the film comes.  The Viennale offered a representative cross-section image on the lives of women in various countries, which again was clearly the importance of the struggle for the emancipation of women and against oppression in patriarchal societies is structured…

Short Film Highlights;

… In epitaph of Muslim Mansour, widowed, divorced women, students and minors, stemming from economic constraints prostitutes to speak.  Nüchtern, but also covered by a deep longing for erotic encounters, reflecting its rigid machistische environment.  While women are stoned to death, extramarital sex, prostitution and sexual coercion on the agenda.  Mansouri, his own urge to freedom of expression with a custodial penalty paid through with this unique work in the history of Iranian cinema a taboo…