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“NYT CRITICS PICK! Quietly amazing … a strange and moving work of art.” – AO Scott, New York Times

“An enthralling and sometimes droll meditation on life, art and mortality.” – John Hartl, Seattle Times

"Rapturous. A film of such intelligence and originality that 'radical' seems the only accurate word."- Calum Marsh, Village Voice

 

Acclaimed filmmaker Jem Cohen's new feature, Museum Hours, is a mesmerizing tale of two drifting strangers who find refuge in Vienna's grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum. Johann, a museum guard, spends his days silently observing both the art and the visitors. Anne, suddenly called to Vienna from overseas, has been wandering the city in a state of limbo. A chance meeting sparks a deepening connection that draws them through the halls of the museum and the streets of the city. This moving, mesmerizing and exquisitely photographed film is an ode to the bonds of friendship, an exploration of an unseen Vienna, and a meditation on the power of art to both mirror and alter our lives. (Dir. by Jem Cohen, 2013, Austria/USA, in German and English with subtitles, 106 mins., Not Rated, Cinema Guild) Digital

 

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