Ten new episodes of the ORF dramedy about the ups and downs of life are being shot from August 2020 to May 2021 in Vienna and the surrounding area, Lower Austria and Burgenland.
Part of the wonderful cast again are Robert Palfrader, as the charming weather anchorman Otto Czerny-Hohenburg and Proschat Madani as Tilia Konstantin, who became the General Director of ORF. The 3rd season will be a reunion of some familiar characters & many surprises under the direction of Chris Raiber (first 5 episodes). Once again, Mischa Zickler is responsible for the scripts.
“With a lot of humor, charm and a large portion of Austrian DNA, “Walking on Sunshine" became a fixed point on Monday’s program” said ORF program director Kathrin Zechner.
After 10 Lola 2018 nominations the film was awarded with 7 German Film Awards:
• Best Feature Film
• Best Direction
• Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
• Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
• Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
• Best Cinematography
• Best Film Score
Lars Eidinger wins the Österreichischen Filmpreis in the category "Best Actor" for THE BLOOM OF YESTERDAY.
In the break of an unexpected peace between Israel and Lebanon, an Austrian UN officer serves the border - his name is Baumschlager. No one would guess by the look of him, but Baumschlager manages to get himself romantically tangled with an Israeli female officer as well as a Lebanese virgin, all while having a good wife back in Austria. Never means harm, Baumschlager simply wants to please everyone around him. But as his actions set motion to a local drug dealer with a risky blackmail, Baumschlager may very much be the end of peace in the Middle East.
The tragicomedy by Chris Kraus is awarded as "Best Narrative Feature" at the "3rd Jewish Film Festival Moscow" and wins the $50,000 Grand Prix and the WOWOW Viewer’s Choice Award at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival.
Already for the 19th time Harald Krassnitzer and his (again Romy-winning) TV-partner Adele Neuhauser move out on investigations - this time giving crowd-puller Erwin Steinhauer the third degree.
The Public's Choice Award for European feature films in German cinemas engaging migration, integration and cultural diversity goes to STEFAN ZWEIG - FAREWELL TO EUROPE.