By Tania Berman, translation by Audrey Plaza Living between Vienna and Bratislava at the beginning of November is a cinema fanatic’s dream. The international film festival of Bratislava takes place right after the Viennale, the Vienna International Film Festival. Some of the most anticipated films this past autumn were presented at both events: Somewhere, Des dieux et des hommes, Copie Cachée, Machete, and Another year.However, the two festivals seem to have their preferences. The Bratislava festival promotes many Slovak artists and other regional filmmakers; Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary and Italy are all well represented. This year’s Viennale highlights the work of two great movie directors: Eric Rohmer, who died at the beginning of this year, and Denis Côté from Canada. What is fascinating about both festivals is the incredible diversity of films presented, coming from all over the world and most often coproduced by two or three different countries’ film companies. This makes the festival a true artistic folklore! It combines at the same time all musical genres and imaginable destinations such as Colombia, Russia, Serbia, Italia, USA, Israel, Denmark, and Canada…A real feast for the eyes! Also taking place at the same time are the Kurdish and Romanian film festivals: see http://sercavan.at/?p=de-homepage http://www.icr.ro/wien/ In other words, there is no time to get bored or to watch TV!