The Austrian Film Museum presents film works principally in the form of analog film projections and is committed to locating prints in their original format (35mm and 16mm). Video and digitally-produced works as well as Television productions are screened either on video or digitally as required. Exceptions are noted where appropriate.
Le Fils de Joseph (Der Sohn von Joseph), 2016, Eugène Green
April 27, 2017

Premiere: "Le Fils de Joseph" (2016)

On April 27, the Film Museum will show the enchanting new film by one of the most unusual figures in contemporary cinema: Eugène Green, an American in Paris, who somewhat belatedly discovered cinema in 2001. In Le Fils de Joseph Green translates elements of the Christmas story into the secular present with remarkable ease. [...]
Hélas pour moi (Weh mir)
April 19 to May 10, 2017

Jean-Luc Godard 3

The final stage of the Film Museum's comprehensive Jean-Luc Godard retrospective is made up of his works from the last three decades: a late work that elegiacally sums up his own oeuvre, the history of cinema and that of the 20th century – his epochal series Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988-98) is an emblem of these efforts. [...]
Weg in die Vergangenheit 1954, Karl Hartl
April 29 to May 1, 2017

Cleaning house

Elfriede Jelinek, Paula Wessely and the befouled nest
Vienna, 1941: the setting of Elfriede Jelinek's play Burgtheater (1985). It represents the "absent horizon" of this film and lecture series – as absent as it was 30 years ago, when it triggered a media scandal with long-lasting effects. [...]
Hans Moser, W.C. Fields, Louis de Funès, Totó
April 7 to May 7, 2017

Grumpy Old Men

W.C. Fields | Hans Moser | Totò | Louis de Funès
Drawing on four giants of film comedy, the Film Museum presents a special typology of cinematic humor. Austrian Hans Moser, Italian Totò and Frenchman Louis de Funès were not only the best-known comedians of their countries; they were national icons. [...]
Idiocracy, 2006, Mike Judge (Foto: Cinémathèque suisse)
Each Tuesday

The Utopia of Film: Chapter 102

In this first year of a new U.S. presidency, how does it feel to see films dedicated to the comic and apocalyptic aspects of that same office? From Betty Boop for President (1932) to Mike Judge's stroke of genius: Idiocracy (2006). This chapter of "The Utopia of Film" series offers the opportunity to find out. [...]
Ėntuziazm, 1930, Dziga Vertov



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