World Premiere at the Venice International Film Festival
After our successful collaboration with Shirin Neshat on WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (Silver Lion, Venice 2009), this year's selection for the Venice Days includes her new film about Oum Kulthum, legendary femal singer of the Arab world.
World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival - Semaine de la Critique
We are proud to announce, that Ali Soozandehs debut feature film TEHRAN TABOO will be screened at the Semain de la Critique as the first animated feature film ever. It's a social drama about three modern, self confident people, who's paths cross in a bustling metropolis, where avoiding prohibition has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation.
World premiere at Cannes Film Festival in this year's Un Ceratin Regard selection
Following her successful feature length debut 'Sehnsucht' her new film, about a group of construction workers, who are sent to a building site in the Bulgarian outskirts, with an unklnown language and cultural heritage, will be screened at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.
Two Prizes for TOMCAT
For his - in the jury's words - 'precise, wonderfully unagitated look on daily athmosphere' Händl Klaus is awarded the Thomas-Pluch-Script-Prize. Philipp Hochmair impressed the jury with his 'seemingly effortlessly balanced depiction of grand emotions and tiniest hints' and won the Diagonale Actor's Award. Our Congratulations!
Nomination for 'Best Foreign Language Film'
When the 89th Academy Awards will be presented in LA on Sunday, February 26th 2017 the German- Austrian co-production TONI ERDMANN (director: Maren Ade) will also be in the race. We are pleased and keep our fingers crossed...
World Premiere at the Berlinale FORUM
We start 2017 with more happy news: Greg Zglinski's mystery drama ANIMALS, with Birgit Minichmayr and Philipp Hochmair in leading roles, will celebrate it's world premiere at this years Berlinale.
Mon 2017-02-13 19:30 Zoo-Palast 2
Wed 2017-02-15 13:45 CineStar 8
Thu 2017-02-16 20:00 Cubix 9
Sat 2017-02-18 16:30 CineStar 8
Awards und nominations for TOMCAT und TONI ERDMANN
We are very excited that Händl Klaus' TOMCAT is nomninated for the Austrian Film Award in the following five categories 'Best Film', 'Best Director', 'Best Script', 'Best Cinematography' (Gerald Kerkletz) und 'Best Editing' (Joana Scrinzi). Furthermore Peter Simonischek is nominated as 'Best Actor in a Leading Role' as TONI ERDMANN. Maren Ade's film already pocketed five European Film Awards for 'Best Film', 'Best Director', 'Best Script', 'Best Actress in a Leading Role' (Sandra Hüller) and 'Best Actor in a Leading Role' and is now not only nominated for the Golden Globes but also on the OSCAR shortlist for 'Best Foreign Language Film'.
LOOKING FOR OUM KULTHUM
Begin of shooting
After the first, intensive shooting phase in Morocco, the team now moves to Austria, where on Nov., 26th the kick-off for the Vienna-shooting will take place. We are happy to work again with Shirin Neshat, an artist reknown around the world. Our first collaboration Women Without Men won the 'Silver lion' at the Venice Film Festival 2009. Here in Vienna some key moments of Oum Kulthum's career will come to live, such as the first ever concert of the 'Maria Callas' of the Arabic World.
We are happy to annouce that KATER/TOMCAT (R: Händl Klaus) will premiere in the course of Viennale Vienna International Film Festival in Austria on Tuesday, November 1st 2016, at 5:30 pm at Gartenbaukino. An additional screening will take place on the 2nd of November at 1 pm at Urania, before it launches in cinemas on the 4th of November Austria-wide. (The Vienna based among you will have to wait untill November 11th 2016 due to the Viennale...)
FIPRESCI Grand Prix
After the FIPRESCI Award in Cannes, TONI ERDMANN was honored with the FIPRESCI Grand Prix for best film of the year at the San Sebastianl Film Festival.
Toni Erdmann himself aka Peter Simonischek and Janine Jackowski, one of the producers, accepted the prize on Maren Ade's behalf .
Now in cinemas
After it was celebrated in Cannes by both critics and audience, Maren Ade's new feature TONI ERDMANN will now come to Austrian and German cinemas.
Release dates are Thursday. July 14th, for Germany and Friday, July 15th, for Austria.
The shooting has begun
On Tuesday, May, 3rd, the first clapper fell. Our mindgame film TIERE stars Birgit Minichmayr and Phillip Hochmair in the leading roles. Director of our co-production with Tellfilm and Opus Film is Greg Zglinski (Le Temps d'Anna). The first half of the shootijng will take place here in and around Vienna, before the production moves ob to Switzerland and for a few days to Poland.
part of the official selection at Cannes Film Festival
Maren Ade's third feature film TONI ERDMANN with Sandra Hüller and Peter Simonischek in the leading roles will have its world premiere in the official selection of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
TEDDY for Best Feature Film!
We are very pleased that on Feb. 19th, 2016 TOMCAT was given the prestigious TEDDY AWARD for queer films at this years Berlinale. Congratulations to writer and director Händl Klaus!
at the 66th Berlinale
We're happy to announce that the world premiere of KATER (D: Händl Klaus) will take place at the Berlinale in the section 'Panorama Special' on Sat, Feb. 13th 2016.
Start of shoot July, 8th, 2015!
On Wednesday shooting in Bulgaria for Valeska Grisebachs film will start. It's a the story of a man and his foe, a choreography of a fight, it's suspense and irrational and delicate logic.
That's a wrap!
Today, June, 26th, 2015, the shooting is going to be completed. Then the film moves on to the postproduction-departement where Ali Soozandehs first feature film will be completely animated. Find a first impression of the look of the film to the left.
Without any prior warning a father pays a visit to his daughter, who's living abroard. He thinks, she might have lost her humour and hits her with a rampage of jokes.
Now in the Austrian Cinemas
aka. "Verliebt in eine Leiche", aka "Sax up Your Life"
since April, 10th in cinemas!
Opening film at Viennale 2014
On October 23st, "Amour Fou" by Jessica Hausner will be opening this year's Viennale.
Cinema release date: November 7th
aka "Verliebt in eine Leiche"Completion
After completing the shooting process in summer 2014, we plan the cinema release for Spring 2015.
World premiere in Cannes
Coop99 has the pleasure to announce that the feature film "Amour Fou" by Jessica Hausner will celebrate its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2014 in the category "un certain regard". The films world premiere will be on the 16th may at 22:00.
16th may at 14:00 and on the 17th may at 16:30
OCTOBER NOVEMBERThomas Pluch price for script
Götz Spielmann gets the Thomas Pluch price 2014 for the script of his film OKTOBER NOVEMBER from the drehbuchVERBAND Austria in the name of the Bundeskanzleramt Kunst and Kultur.
We are proud to announce that the production of KATER a new feature by Händl Klaus has started. KATER narrates the story of Stefan and Andreas who live a happy life together with their cat Moses until their love is put to the test.