|Original title||Visions of Europe (among others)|
|Country of production||EU|
|original language||Danish , German , Portuguese , Slovak , Swedish , English , Greek , Italian , Lithuanian , Polish , Dutch , French , Luxembourgish , Slovenian , Turkish , Czech , Finnish , Spanish , Maltese|
|Age rating||FSK 12|
European Visions is a European compilation film with contributions from all 25 member states of the European Union from 2004 based on an idea by Lars von Trier .
The German contribution is a film adaptation of the song Die alten, böse Lieder (1840) by Heinrich Heine and Robert Schumann by Fatih Akin . Austria contributed a short film by Barbara Albert with Mars .
The 25 selected directors (in many cases the most internationally renowned in their country) were asked to implement the theme of “ Europe ” in a short film lasting no more than five minutes. There were no other requirements except for the budget and the 16: 9 format.
- Jan Troell : The Yellow Tag , Sweden
- Christoffer Boe : Europe Does Not Exist , Denmark
- Laila Pakalnina : It'll Be Fine , Latvia
- Fatih Akin : The bad old songs , Germany
- Teresa Villaverde : Cold Wa (te) r , Portugal
- Martin Šulík : The Miracle , Slovakia
- Francesca Comencini : Anna Lives In Marghera , Italy
- Sharunas Bartas : Children Loose Nothing , Lithuania
- Constantine Giannaris : Room For All , Greece
- Béla Tarr : Prologue , Hungary
- Aisling Walsh : Invisible State , Ireland
- Małgorzata Szumowska : Crossroad , Poland
- Tony Gatlif : Paris By Night , France
- Theo Van Gogh : Euroquiz , Netherlands
- Christos Georgiou : My Life on Tape , Cyprus
- Peter Greenaway : European Showerbath , Great Britain
- Arvo Iho : Euroflot , Estonia
- Barbara Albert : Mars , Austria
- Kenneth Scicluna : The Isle , Malta
- Stijn Coninx : Self Portrait , Belgium
- Andy Bausch : The Language Schoole , Luxembourg
- Damjan Kozole : Europe , Slovenia
- Saša Gedeon : Unison , Czech Republic
- Aki Kaurismäki : Bico , Finland
- Miguel Hermoso : Our Kids , Spain
“Overall, it is a very exciting and interesting compilation, even if the individual results are artistically and thematically different. A good third of the films deal with immigrants, i.e. those who are not even allowed into the new Europe, and are accordingly serious, hard-working and not very original. The two most convincing contributions are the only two comedies: 'The Miracle' and 'Unisono'. "
The short film collection was also released on DVD.