War. Tracing an Evolution

Ran, 1985, Kurosawa Akira
Ivanovo detstvo (Iwans Kindheit), 1962, Andrej Tarkovskij
It Happened Here, 1965, Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo
The War Game, 1965, Peter Watkins
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, 1943, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
January 10 to February 28, 2019

In dialogue with the exhibition War. Tracing an Evolution at the Natural History Museum, the Austrian Film Museum will show a series of films that trace the archeology, (re)construction, and evolution of war narratives in cinema. A range of both historical and contemporary classics will be screened every Thursday and on select Sundays from January 10 to February 28, 2019. The selection includes early epics such as Rex Ingram's The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), groundbreaking docudramas by Peter Watkins, the anti-war poetry of Andrej Tarkovskij's Ivan's Childhood (1921), Akira Kurosawa's Ran (1985), as well as A Field in England by Ben Wheatley (2013).
 
The series is organized in cooperation with the Natural History Museum. The exhibition "War. Tracing an Evolution" is open until April 28. Show your cinema ticket at the museum ticket office to receive a discounted ticket to the exhibition and the other way around.