Fiction

Museum Hours

Jem Cohen
AUT, USA 2012
107min
V'12

Johann, a guard at the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum encounters Anne, a foreign visitor called to Vienna because of a medical emergency. Never having been to Austria and with little money, she wanders the city in limbo, taking the museum as her refuge. Johann, initially wary, offers help, and they're drawn into each other’s worlds. Their meetings spark an unexpected series of explorations – of their own lives and the life of the city, and of the way artworks can reflect and shape daily experience.

“Life! Love! Art! MUSEUM HOURS is about all that and more. Perceptive, full of humor and kindness. A film that makes you want to go out and walk, walk, walk, guided by the unspoken ‘Wahlverwandtschaft’ of two strangers; transcending the conventional moralities of time and space and unearthing the shattered structures that hold together history, politics, memory and their unseen connections.” (Dana Linssen) 

In the presence of Jem Cohen (director), Patti Smith (executive producer),  Bobby Sommer, Mary Margaret O'Hara and Ela Piplits.

Credits
  • Mary Margaret O’Hara - Anne
  • Bobby Sommer - Johann
  • Ela Piplits - Gerda
  • Jem Cohen
  • Bruno Pisek
  • Peter Roehsler
  • Jem Cohen
  • Marc Vives
  • Jem Cohen
Little Magnet Films, Gravity Hill Films, KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production

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