Unknown facets of Viennese culture
that exist far from the mainstream
Philipp Jedicke | Austria, Germany | 2023 | 84′ | OV
Vienna Calling is an exciting journey into the pop and underground Vienna. A film in which music and words go hand in hand, in which we look “behind the scenes” and get to know the most important artists the contemporary music scene better, but also share moments from their private lives with them. An electrifying and poetic approach to the music and cultural scene of a European metropolis that seems old-fashioned and hypermodern at the same time. The Viennese artists take the urban space they need. But this space is getting narrower and narrower.
Vienna Calling is not a music documentary in the classical sense and certainly not an Austropop history lesson, but an entertaining docu-musical about the breeding ground of the Vienna music hype that has been going on for several years. The protagonists of the film – including Der Nino aus Wien, Lydia Haider and Voodoo Jürgens – visibly enjoy playing. Vienna Calling offers them another cinematic stage, which they board with relish and on which they perform a play with a great deal of humor. According to the motto “Let the music do the talking”, it is above all the songs and lyrics of our protagonists that speak.
Guest Film Talk: Philipp Jedicke (Director)