Program May / June 2023

(May 3 to June 28, 2023)

May 10 to June 26, 2023

The Things of Life

Claude Sautet / Jacques Becker

Claude Sautet (1924–2000) and Jacques Becker (1906–1960) represent two of France's classic directors and were each celebrated as the "most French" directors of their respective eras. What actually unites them between generations is their talent for sensitive portrayals of characters and an "invisible" mastery of mise en scène: precise and pointed, and thus completely inconspicuous in design. [...]
May 3, 2023

Crossing Europe @ Film Museum

Shidniy front (Eastern Front), a collaboration by Crossing Europe prize winner Vitaly Mansky with Yevhen Titarenko, is at once a highly relevant and harrowing portrait of the conditions at the frontline between Ukraine and Russia. In the atmospheric, long-take observational film My ne zgasnemo (We Will Not Fade Away), Alisa Kovalenko turns her gaze to five teenagers in the Donbass and their coming of age amidst ruins, artillery fire, and minefields. [...]
May 4 to June 28, 2023

Collection on Screen

New Hollywood

The Film Museum has devoted more than one retrospective to the changes in Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s.
Our collection also contains a series of key films from this period that we will exhibit in this module of Collection on Screen. [...]
May 4, 2023


Le formiche di Mida (Midas' Ants)

On May 4, we present the new film by Edgar Honetschläger in the presence of the filmmaker. [...]
May 5 and 6, 2023

In Person

Serpil Turhan

Serpil Turhan (*1979) emphasizes the conversational form as a social act. How we speak to each other is always by informed by our relationship to the other person and our social ties. With Serpil Turhan in attendance [...]
May 9, 2023

What Is Film

Program 63: Works by Peter Kubelka

Introduced by Peter Kubelka [...]
May 21, 2023

Cinema for Little Ones

Cinemini on Tour: Stasis and Movement

Cinema for Little Ones brings film programs, moderated by a film educator, to children ages 3 and up and their families. The program Stasis and Movement shows how films playfully make things move. [...]
May 25 to June 28, 2023

Michael Pilz

So Much Beauty

In 2008, we dedicated a retrospective and a book in the FilmmuseumSynemaPublications series to the Austrian maverick Michael Pilz (*1943), whose opus counts over 100 film and video works. We are pleased to present a selection of works (with four premieres and a small carte blanche) on the occasion of his 80th birthday. With Michael Pilz in attendance [...]
June 3 and 4, 2023

Ev × Ha = Black Fire

Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena N. Harold

Black Fire was an anthology of African-American writing edited by Amiri Baraka and Larry Neal, first published in 1968. The book is a seminal and rare source document for the Black Arts Movement. Everson and Harold are paying tribute to and continuing this tradition with their film series Ev × Ha = Black Fire. With Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena N. Harold in attendance [...]
June 4 to 25, 2023

Collection on Screen

Remembering and Imagining

The Film Museum will complement FOTO WIEN with a selection of films by Robert Frank, Raymond Depardon, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Abbas Kiarostami, whose rich visual worlds developed both in the fields of photography and cinema. [...]