The Austrian Film Museum presents film works principally in the form of analog film projections and is committed to locating prints in their original format (35mm and 16mm). Video and digitally-produced works as well as Television productions are screened either on video or digitally as required. Exceptions are noted where appropriate.
Ėntuziazm, 1930, Dziga Vertov


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Plein soleil (Nur die Sonne war Zeuge), 1960, René Clément (Foto: Deutsches Filminstitut)
August 26 to October 12, 2016

Choice of Arms
The French Crime Thriller 1958–2009

To start off the season, the Film Museum presents Part 2 of its retrospective dedicated to French crime cinema. Around 1960, propelled by the growth spurt of the New Wave, the crime film was catapulted from its "classical" period into modernity. As the genre mirroring the state of the nation, its metamorphosis entailed aesthetic, political and cultural changes. While Jean-Pierre Melville, as figurehead and role model, steered the gangster film towards an absolute "purity", a new generation of directors set out to completely revise the traditional genre, transforming it for a younger audience. The radical change in French crime thrillers from the late '50s onwards comes on the heels of a fresh, new attitude towards life, fueled by the revolt against the paternalism of the post-war era. [...]
Negresco**** – Eine tödliche Affäre, 1968, Klaus Lemke
September 22 to 26, 2016

Kino-Atlas 4: München-Schwabing

In the 1960s, as cinema was set in motion all over the world, Germany was no exception. Aesthetic and political borders were constantly on the move, and alliances were broken as quickly as they were established. In this period of upheaval, a kind of undercover New Wave arose in Munich. [...]
Von wegen "Schicksal" (Foto: Absolut Medien)
October 5 to 12, 2016

Helga Reidemeister – In Person

In its entirety, her work reads as a project of an alternative German historiography after the Second World War: it is not the "big" topics that come into play, but the marginalized discourses. Instead of a patriarchal view of the signs of the times, her perspective is that of a critically thinking woman surveying their side effects. [...]
No screenings until August 26, 2016