Preview Program Spring 2019

March 1 to April 3, 2019

Nicolas Roeg

British director Nicolas Roeg (19282018) was one of the most original talents in world cinema. Having established himself as an outstanding director of photography in the 1960s, he emerged as a filmmaker in his own right the following decade after co-directing the controversial Mick Jagger gangster film Performance (1970). Roeg's classics like Don't Look Now (1973) or The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976, starring David Bowie) caused a worldwide stir with their visionary combination of overwhelmingly sensual atmospheres and revolutionary storytelling, employing a groundbreaking approach to montage akin to William S. Burroughs' cut-up technique.

Popular and radical at the same time, Roeg's body of work remains one of the touchstones of modern cinema - the Austrian Film Museum pays tribute to the recently deceased master with a complete retrospective of the 15 feature films he directed (or co-directed) as well as a representative selection of classics that bear his signature as a cinematographer. [...]