TIP: What to do after your German course
Carol Reed’s film classic “The Third Man” is played regularly in the Burgkino in its original English version with German subtitles. The Burgkino is two minutes by foot from your German course at the DeutschAkademie.
Filmmakers in Vienna then and now
In the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, Vienna had a blossoming film industry. The musical, regional and imperial films of that time may be ridiculed today, but they are still famous. The director, actor and producer Willi Forst (1903 to 1980) made his mark on the Viennese musical film genre with films such as “Bel Ami”. Ernst Marischka (1893 to 1963) made film history with his Sissi Trilogy (1954) and also by discovering Romy Schneider as a film actress.
At the end of the 1960s, the film industry came to a standstill, but since the beginning of the 1990s Austrian film makers are starting to be noticed again. They approach the film medium with great artistic ambitions. The most successful internationally is probably Michael Haneke. For his film version of Elfriede Jelinek’s literary work “Klavierspielerin” he received numerous international awards.
Vienna in the cinema. Famous locations close to the German course
In many international film productions, Vienna has served as shooting location and scene of the action. The most famous is Carol Reed’s film version of Graham Greene’s novel “The Third Man”. This film is a classic, and has scenes in famous places in Vienna such as the Zentralfriedhof, the Hotel Sacher (just a few steps from your German course) or the Prater. Richard Linklater shot “Before Sunrise” in Vienna in 1994.
You can visit after your German course many famous locations in Vienna.