Virgil Widrich in "The Night of the Avant-Garde", picture: ORF

The Night of the Avant-garde - Film Seen Differently

To mark the 50th Viennale, ORF Kultur presented treasures of Austrian avant-garde cinema spanning some five generations. The programme began at midnight on Monday 22 October 2012. The spotlight was on works by young filmmakers. “Kein MTV ohne Kurt Kren” is the rubric used by international critics for this world-acclaimed genre from Austrian cutting rooms.
The programme was presented by filmmaker Virgil Widrich,  who observed that "Whereas feature films deal with the conscious, the avant-garde chafes at the unconscious. That often makes it sinister, but also very appealing."

Monday 22 October 2012, 12.00 midnight, ORF 2, 120 mins.
Produced by Elisabeth Semrad and Beate Thalberg