CineClub: Die Ameisenstraße / Ant Street

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CineClub: Die Ameisenstraße / Ant Street

  • Thu 21 Mar 2024
  • 7:00PM

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Michael Glawogger’s untimely death in April 2014, we have chosen three films from his large body of work. The selected titles reflect his versatiity spanning from drama to comedy and documentary filmmaking.

We begin our mini-season with Die Ameisenstraße / Ant Street Glawogger's first feature film. In the middle of Vienna stands an old tenement building, and time has left its mark both on the house and its inhabitants. Here, time passes at a strange pace. Floor by floor, the visitor can discover small self-contained worlds: grousers, collectors, the forgotten, people with obsessions, concealed and exposed passions. Behind securely locked doors, each prepares his own heady brew. Then, however, death makes its entrance for the first time, sweeping through the stairwell. The owner of the house, a resident himself, dies. His nephew, an entrepreneur, inherits the building and acts immediately. He moves out, takes up lodgings, hands out notice to quit, renovates and devastates. One goal hovers before his eyes, to get rid of the tenants and make money out of the property. Gradually, the closed doors begin to open, and with each outrage committed by the new owner, the residents are drawn closer together. What comes to light thereby is an anthill full of life, and once it opens up, a flood of comical individuals streams out of it, all fighting for their own living space. A minor official, plagued by persecution mania, fears a dreadful end to the matter. Though the signs he sees of this are all wrong, nevertheless, in a furious finale, the outside world descends upon the house and his inhabitants.

Austria, 1995, 90min, German with English Subtitles, Directed by Michael Glawogger

Glawogger Mini-Season continues with:

Nacktschnecken / Slugs
Thursday 18 April, 7pm

Workingman's Death
Thursday 25 April, 7pm


Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ