1964 | 2014

The Austrian Film Museum at Fifty: Anniversary Projects
Michael Glawogger (© Österreichisches Filmmuseum)

Michael Glawogger, 1959–2014

The Austrian Film Museum mourns the passing of Michael Glawogger.

Our thoughts and hearts go out to his wife, our dear colleague, Andrea.

From 1980, Michael Glawogger made films: poetic shorts in San Francisco; light and dark comedies in Vienna, Graz, Eastern Europe; and epic documentaries all around the world. His work endures – as one of the major contributions to the cinema of our times.

April 11 to May 8, 2014

French culture knows only two artists who are equally important as both filmmakers and writers: Jean Cocteau and Marguerite Duras (1914-1996). Whereas Cocteau became a popular figure of cinema, Duras remained something of a cinephile's secret: It was widely known that she made films – almost one every year during the 1970s, her main creative period – but only a few people saw these works.[...]

April 18 to May 5, 2014

Adolf Wohlbrück is one of cinema’s most precise and versatile actors and one of the most exciting figures in world film history. He was also one of those not-so-numerous individuals of the 20th Century whose courage and unfaltering political convictions can set an example for all. Wohlbrück was never a star in the conventional sense of the word, because it was never easy to truly identify with him.[...]

April 30, 2014

French-Italian actress Valeria Bruni Tedeschi activates her parallel career – directing films – only with great intervals between projects: Un château en Italie (A Castle in Italy, 2013) is the third work she has directed since her debut in 2003. Her filmmaking is a high-wire balancing act between obvious comedy and the serious exploration of personal and working relationships in bourgeois bohemia.[...]

May 7 and 8, 2014

Friedl vom Gröller, born in London in 1946 and known as a photographer by the name Friedl Kubelka, has created a rich cinematographic oeuvre over a comparatively short time (circa 80 films to date). Vom Gröller’s two- or three-minute portraits represent the transition from photographic snapshots to documents of time passing, with the emergence and disappearance of feelings as one of their main features.[...]
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