Program January / February 2020

(January 10 to February 26, 2020)

January 12 to February 26, 2020

Catherine Breillat / Marco Ferreri

French filmmaker Catherine Breillat (*1948) and Italian director Marco Ferreri (1928–1997) share a well-established reputation as authors of "controversial" films. Undoubtedly, provocation has been a part of their craft, which significantly shaped the perception of their work. But Marco Ferreri was not interested in breaking taboos; he was concerned with depicting present-day life in the capitalist world, which quite naturally landed him in the realm of the grotesque. The same radicalism, albeit in a completely different form and rooted in a resolutely female perspective, is characteristic of Catherine Breillat's work. The Film Museum devotes a joint retrospective to two great filmmakers whose uncompromising, politically incorrect vision is equal parts passionate and cynical. Catherine Breillat will be our guest at the Austrian Film Museum on January 17 and 18. [...]
January 10, 2020

Operate – Performative Cinema

A thrilling experimental evening at the cinema, featuring artistic research in practice at the Film Museum in cooperation with Siegfried A. Fruhauf. [...]
January 10 and 11, 2020

In Person

Siegfried A. Fruhauf. Distiller

Siegfried A. Fruhauf (*1976) is one of the country's internationally most recognized and sought-after artists. In cooperation with sixpackfilm, the Film Museum will show a comprehensive exhibition of his work distilled into three "intoxicating" programs, where award-winning works as well as a number of material studies and miniatures will come to life on the big screen for the very first time. [...]
January 12 to Februar 16, 2020

"I am one of 500 out of 150,000"

Simon Wiesenthal in Interview

This historical interview with Simon Wiesenthal was conducted in 1997 by Albert Lichtblau for the collection of testimonies with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust of the USC Shoah Foundation and will be screened in six parts on six consecutive Sundays. Discussion after each presentation. [...]
January 24, 2020


The "Ersatzrevolution". "Red Vienna" Films

At this special event organized by the Film Museum and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History, significant film documents of "Red Vienna" as well as contemporary texts on film will be presented and discussed with experts and the audience. [...]
January 22 to February 13, 2020

Gerd Kroske

Images of Germany

Author and director Gerd Kroske's clever and unconventional films make him a central voice of contemporary German documentary film. Committed to consistent artistic independence, over the past 30 years Kroske has produced an impressive body of work dealing with the heritage of both the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany. Gerd Kroske will be our guest at the Filmmuseum on January 22, 23 and 25. [...]
February 21, 2020

Europe Machine

Paradise Lost & Found

To coincide with his production of The Hamlet Machine at Burgtheater's Kasino, director Oliver Frljić and philosopher and activist Srećko Horvat are curating a two-month interdisciplinary series on Europe in the 20th and 21st century. On this occasion, the Film Museum will show director Želimir Žilnik's Kenedi trilogy. [...]
Cyclical Program | Each Tuesday

What is Film: Program 29–42

Works by Martin Arnold, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Joseph Cornell, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Aleksandr Dovženko, VALIE EXPORT, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ernie Gehr, Karl Kels, Kurt Kren, Cinématographe Lumière, Jonas Mekas, Pat O'Neill, Charles Ridley, Ernst Schmidt jr., Michael Snow, Hans-Christof & Rosemarie Stenzel, Peter Tscherkassky, Andy Warhol [...]