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Houchang Allahyari



Houchang Allahyari was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to Vienna as a young man because of his fascination for film and theatre. His interest in psychology also made him study psychology. He works as a psychiatrist in Vienna and also as a filmmaker. His Cooperation with big Austrian Production Companies made his films screened at various International Film Festivals and made him win several prices.

"Pasolini inszeniert seinen Tod" 1985

"Borderline" 1989
"Fleischwolf" 1990

"I Love Vienna" 1991
"Höhenangst" 1994
"Black Flamingos - Sie lieben euch zu Tode"
"Ene-Mene-Mu - und tot bist du" 1999
"Geboren in Absurdistan" 1999

"Rocco" 2002
"Rumi - Poesie des Islam" 2007
"Die verrückte Welt der Ute Bock" 2010


The Mozart Minute

The Mozart Minute (Orig.) / 2006 / Austria / 31 min

28 well-known filmmakers living and working in Austria were invited by WIENER MOZARTJAHR 2006 (VIENNA MOZART YEAR 2006), to produce associative miniatures on Mozart. The only requirement: They had to be one-minute art films...





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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