Wienfilm 1896-1976, 1977, Ernst Schmidt jr.
Soy Cuba (Ich bin Kuba), 1964, Michail Kalatozov
Chung Hing sam lam (Chungking Express), 1994, Wong Kar-wai
Boy Meets Girl, 1984, Leos Carax
Zir-e derakhtan-e zeytun (Quer durch den Olivenhain), 1994, Abbas Kiarostami

Collection on Screen:

Classics from the Film Museum's Collection from 1964-2024

July 10 to 26, 2024

Like many film collections around the world, the collection policy of the Austrian Film Museum has been fundamentally guided by the principle of representing the medium of cinema through a selection of highlights across the wide variety and possibilities of the medium. Specifically, and luckily for the Austrian Film Museum, decisions about what exactly constitutes a "highlight" were made by a short series of head curators with a beautifully idiosyncratic taste in cinema, a special passion for international avant-garde and independent films, and a rare ability to translate their passions into a new canon that extends well beyond the city limits of Vienna.
The collection is not small – in sixty years it has expanded to include about 31,000 different titles – and as such necessarily reflects not only the ambitions of its curators, but also traces of time: the constant evolution of the medium that should necessarily go hand in hand with our ever-evolving understanding of it.
Like every collection, ours suffers from gaps that will only multiply and deepen with the passing of time and the explosive proliferation of moving images; gaps that we attempt to fill in our daily programming in order to create a more pluralistic vision of film history – which, as Godard already knew, is better described as histoire(s).
Our summer Collection on Screen, on the other hand, ignores the gaps (and the science of counterfactuals to which they belong), instead focusing on a small selection of seldom screened canonical titles produced every ten years after the founding of the Film Museum in hopes of conveying at least a glimmer of a journey that cinema – and everything that it reflects – has undergone since 1964. (Jurij Meden)

Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala are expected as guests on July 25, 2024.
Related materials
For each series, films are listed in screening order.
Running time: 116 min
Wed, 10.07.2024 20:30
Free admission for supporting members
Running time: 140 min
Thu, 11.07.2024 20:30
Running time: 67 min
Tue, 16.07.2024 20:30
Running time: 104 min
Wed, 17.07.2024 20:30
Running time: 96 min
Thu, 18.07.2024 20:30
Running time: 103 min
Fri, 19.07.2024 20:30
Running time: 106 min
Wed, 24.07.2024 20:30
Running time: 99 min
Thu, 25.07.2024 20:30
With Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala in attendance
Running time: 121 min
Fri, 26.07.2024 20:30