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“The Priest’s Children” by Vinko Bresan

Culture / Film Screening
english language

The young Catholic priest Don Fabijan does not appreciate the Pope s decree of allowing the partial use of condoms. He starts a crusade against modern day developments by puncturing condoms and spreading non working contraceptives amongst the town s people of his small Dalmatian island. As the unwanted pregnancies increase, the priest happily takes on the mission to marry the couples in a proper Christian fashion.
On the occasion of Croatia s entry in the EU, we exclusively preview this film in the
presence of the director and open a discussion on it afterwards.


Vorsitzender, IDM - Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa, Wien Introduction
Film Director, Zagreb
General Manager, ewCPF - east west Crossings Promotion Fund, Belgrade Chair

Dr. Erhard BUSEK

Vorsitzender, IDM - Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa, Wien

1959-1963 Studium an der Universität Wien, Juridische Fakultät
1964-1968 Parlamentssekretär im Österreichischen Nationalrat
1966-1969 Vorsitzender des Österreichischen Bundesjugendringes
1972-1976 Generalsekretär des Österreichischen Wirtschaftsbundes
1975-1976 Generalsekretär der Österreichischen Volkspartei
1976-1978 Stadtrat in Wien
1976-1989 Landesparteiobmann der Wiener Volkspartei
1978-1987 Landeshauptmann-Stellvertreter und Vizebürgermeister von Wien
1989-1994 Bundesminister für Wissenschaft und Forschung
1994-1995 Bundesminister für Unterricht und kulturelle Angelegenheiten
1991-1995 Vizekanzler der Republik Österreich und Bundesparteiobmann der Österreichischen Volkspartei
2000-2001 Regierungsbeauftragter der österreichischen Bundesregierung für EU-Erweiterungsfragen
2002-2008 Sonderkoordinator des Stabilitätspaktes für Südosteuropa
2004-2005 Vizepräsident des Vienna Economic Forums (VEF)
2008-2009 Berater des Außenministers der Tschechischen Regierung in Fragen des westlichen Balkans während der EU-Präsidentschaft 1. Hälfte 2009
2000-2012 Präsident des Europäischen Forums Alpbach
 Aktuelle Funktionen:
2005-2014 Vorsitzender der ERSTE Stiftung
seit 1995 Vorsitzender des Instituts für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa (IDM)
seit 1996 Koordinator der Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI)
seit 2005 Präsident des Vienna Economic Forums (VEF)
seit 2008 Vorsitzender des Universitätsrates, Medizinische Universität Wien
seit 2008 Jean Monnet Chair ad personam
seit 2009 Präsident des Herbert-Batliner-Europainstituts
seit 2010 Präsident des EU-Russia Centre


Film Director, Zagreb

 He studied philosophy and comparative literature as well as film and TV directing. His debut, a low budget feature film «How the War Started On My Island», became, after «Titanic» the best box-office film in Croatian cinemas in the last 20 years. His films Marshal Tito's Spirit and Witnesses were awarded on the festivals in Karlovy Vary and Berlin. He is active as a theatre director as well.


General Manager, ewCPF - east west Crossings Promotion Fund, Belgrade

since 1979 Engaged in various researches and projects of the Yugoslav Film Institute, as retrospective of the Yugoslav films at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Cinematheque Royale in Brussels, Giornate del cinema muto in Pordenone etc.
1993-1995 engaged by different Russian TV stations (OSTANKINO, the 1st channel of Russian TV, then TV6, NTV and TV "Myr") as advisor and coproducer of TV programmes dedicated to the International Film festivals - Cannes, Venice, London, Brussels, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, Thessaloniki, etc.
1995-1998 Film critic and author, monthly TV program "Cinema Art"
1995-2005 General Manager of the Institut za film (Film Institute)
1997-2011 Artistic Director of Belgrade International Film Festival
2001-2005 Chairman of South-East European Cinema Network
since 2006 Founder and Director of east west Crossings Promotion Fund
 Promoter of foreign films, Yugoslavia (realised special programmes of films from Brazil, Argentina, India, European and Arab countries etc.)
 Author of TV portraits of Nagisa Oshima, Peter Greenaway, Chantal Akerman, Daniel Toscan du Plantier, Harvey Keitel, Simon Perry, Atom Egoyan, Sergey Bodrov, Tsai Ming-liang, Paul Morrissay, Hou Hsiao-hsien, etc.
since 2007 Acting Director of Film Center Serbia

Cultural Programme

show timetable
kategorie: Alle Culture


17:15 - 17:30Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of "The Light of Experience"Culture
19:00 - 19:30Opening Concert Part IICulture
21:00 - 21:15Marco Szedenik »World and Spirit. The Philosophers' Cycle (First Part)«Culture


18:30 - 19:00Body Experiences - Günter Brus. Photographs from ActionsCulture
20:00 - 22:00International EveningCulture
20:00 - 22:00International EveningCulture
20:05 - 20:15The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Introduces ItselfCulture


18:00 - 19:30Remembering Arthur KoestlerCulture


18:00 - 19:30Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its ValuesCulture
18:00 - 19:30Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its ValuesCulture
20:00 - 21:30Radix Chamber Ensemble: "Worth the Experience: Dynamics"Culture


17:15 - 18:00Back to the FutureCulture


20:00 - 21:30Lüder Wohlenberg: "Spontaneous Recovery"Culture


18:45 - 20:00Markus Lüpertz "Unruhe auf dem Olymp"Culture
20:00 - 22:00"Foreign" by Miriam FassbenderCulture


19:00 - 21:00Speakers´ Night: European Values - Who? Where? When?Culture


18:30 - 20:00Vienna Lectures: "Maintaining and Shaping Relationships - between Respect, Politeness, Correctness and Solidarity"Culture
21:00 - 23:00"Alphabet" by Erwin WagenhoferCulture


20:00 - 21:30Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: "The other magic mountain. A response to Alpbach"Culture


11:00 - 13:00"The Priest's Children" by Vinko BresanCulture
20:30 - 21:30Slavic Summer. Eastern European Weather. (Literature, Jokes and Music)Culture


19:30 - 21:00Cine Science: "Crime and Prosecution on US TV-Shows as Value Discourse"Culture


13:00 - 16:00Live Painting: NychosCulture
20:30 - 21:30Miha Pogacnik: What Businesses can Learn from MusicCulture


21:00 - 22:00Luma.LaunischCulture


18:00 - 19:00"Rasende Ruinen: Wie Detroit sich neu erfindet" by Katja KullmannCulture
19:30 - 21:00Rosemary's ValuesCulture


19:30 - 21:00Franui: "Fresh Merchandise"Culture


10:15 - 10:30Quartet of the Vienna PhilharmonicCulture
10:15 - 10:30Quartet of the Vienna PhilharmonicCulture