Program October / November 2022

(October 21 to November 30, 2022)

October 21 to November 23, 2022

Yoshida Kijū

Eros, Anarchy, Anti-Cinema

The 2022 joint retrospective of the Viennale and the Austrian Film Museum is dedicated to the great Japanese director Yoshida Kijū. Stylistically daring and always touching on taboos in terms of content, Yoshida's works critically reveal the upheavals in Japanese society, especially in the 1960s. [...]
October 21 to November 1, 2022

Viennale at the Film Museum

The Austrian Film Museum is not only the venue for our joint retrospective with the Viennale, Yoshida Kijū. Eros, Anarchy, Anti-Cinema, but also a festival cinema showing special programs and contemporary works from numerous filmmakers. [...]
October 26, 2022

Picturing Austrian Cinema

Book Launch

A topography of Austrian cinema. Reading and film screening in the presence of the editors and numerous authors and filmmakers. [...]
November 2 to 30, 2022

Hong Sangsoo – Early Works

Come Drink with Me

The extraordinary productivity of South Korean director Hong Sangsoo can be seen in his 28 films and three short films in 26 years: a world one can dive into during our two-part retrospective. Each of the films is like the stones of a building in which one briefly becomes lost in a delirium of differences and repetitions (and reductions). [...]
November 6 to 27, 2022

Collection on Screen

RISE UP! Cinema and (De)colonialism

In The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon explains that colonialism is not a thought machine but a form of violence that will only bow to a greater form of violence. As different as the works of the filmmakers here may be, they all put their hopes in the power of images to partake in this greater form of violence without which cinema and (visual) culture will not be decolonized. [...]
November 6, 2022

Cinemini on Tour

Cinema for Little Ones

Cinemini on Tour brings film programs, moderated by a film educator, to children ages 3 and up and their families. [...]
November 17 to 23, 2022

Joyce Wieland

Joyce Wieland (1931–1998) became a pioneer of Canadian experimental film by creating a body of work that perfectly expressed her unconventional and radically personal approach as an artist. [...]
November 21, 2022

Films You Cannot See Elsewhere

The Amos Vogel Atlas 11: Of Apes and Humans

The titular hero of King Kong (1933) is celebrated as a "curious monster" in Amos Vogel's book Film as a Subversive Art. The fictional giant ape has remained a cinematic icon thanks to its timeless ambivalence. [...]
November 24, 2022

In Person

Sanja Iveković

Since the 1970s, Sanja Iveković has applied a clear feminist and activist position in her art practice, persistently examining questions of gender as well as political topics. To accompany the Kunsthalle Wien's exhibition, the Film Museum will show video works from each phase of Iveković's career. [...]
November 25, 2022

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

What is a Film Museum?

In 2005, UNESCO declared October 27 the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. Ever since, UNESCO and FIAF, the International Federation of Film Archives, have encouraged film museums, film archives and cinematheques worldwide to celebrate the day. [...]
November 26, 2022

Collection on Screen

Le Temps retrouvé d'après l'œuvre de Marcel Proust

A gem from our collection in memory of the 100th anniversary of Marcel Proust's death. [...]
Each Tuesday

What Is Film

Program 15–21

With works by Kenneth Anger, Martin Arnold, Luis Buñuel, Cinématographe Lumière, René Clair & Francis Picabia, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Ken Jacobs, Man Ray, Ron Rice, Walter Ruttmann, Paul Sharits, Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer, Dziga Vertov, Andy Warhol [...]