Eine Minute Dunkel macht uns nicht blind, 1987, Susanne Zanke
Susanne Zanke
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Eine Minute Dunkel macht uns nicht blind, 1987, Susanne Zanke

Talks with Women Film Pioneers

Director Susanne Zanke

October 12, 2022

Women directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and set designers have left their mark on Austrian film and TV, and yet each generation of filmgoers has had to rediscover their names anew – an ongoing canonization of their work only began recently. While revolutionary women from the film industry long taught elsewhere, the expertise of women from the Austrian film industry has seldom been institutionalized and has been (even actively) denied to students. In a series of 10 two-hour talks, we will bring several of these film pioneers front and center, screen individual films, and shed light on their work through film clips. An evening for passing on the flame. The talks will be moderated by a new generation of people close to the industry. The goal: the exchange of experiences, networking, world revolution – you name it. (Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg, Julia Pühringer / Translation: Ted Fendt)

Director Susanne Zanke
After a lively launch with screenwriter Hilde Berger, the series continues with screenwriter and director Susanne Zanke (Der weibliche Name des Widerstands), the first Austrian woman to direct an episode of Tatort (Falsche Liebe, 1992). The conversation will be moderated by director Sabine Derflinger, who has been following Zanke's films since she was a teenager, and journalist Julia Pühringer. Additional materials and film clips will illustrate Zanke's work and its reception.
 
Idea: Julia Pühringer. Concept and realization: Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg and Julia Pühringer in collaboration with FC GLORIA Frauen Vernetzung Film.
For each series, films are listed in screening order.