Here you can find a sneak preview of our upcoming programs in October/November 2022. This preview will be periodically updated, allowing us to keep you informed about upcoming retrospectives, new chapters in our regular film series, as well as symposia and premieres.
Program December 2022 / January 2023
(December 1, 2022 to January 11, 2023)
December 1, 2022 to January 9, 2023With 28 films and three short films in 26 years, Hong Sang-soo is one of cinema's most productive filmmakers. This two-part retrospective provides an opportunity to dive into the world of the South Korean director. Each of the films is like the stones of a building in which one briefly becomes lost in a delirium of differences and repetitions (and reductions). The second half of the retrospective is dedicated to Hong's later works.
December 4 to 18, 2022To mark the publication of Drehli Robnik's Ansichten und Absichten (FilmmuseumSynemaPublikationen Vol. 36), a collection of texts on popular cinema and politics, Robnik has curated a module of Collection on Screen: 3 evenings, 6 events, 8 films, which are recommended as both a supplement and food for thought.
December 7, 2022Käthe Kratz was the first woman to study directing and scriptwriting at Vienna's film school. After screening her film Lebenslinien. Augustine – Das Herz in der Hand (1985), director Katharina Mückstein and journalist Julia Pühringer will moderate the conversation with her.
December 8, 2022 to January 5, 2023Arne Sucksdorff is Sweden's most prominent non-fiction filmmaker, having directed sixteen shorts and four feature-length films between 1940 and 1965. The distinction between fiction and non-fiction is a question of perspective and it is true that Sucksdorff staged his films and could spend hours and hours waiting for the right moment to occur before shooting his carefully planned compositions. He was his own director of photography and his œuvre is among the most visually striking in Swedish cinema.
December 21, 2022Johann Lurf presents the newest edition of his film ★ and the publication of Stargazing in Cinema (Johann Lurf, 2022)
December 23, 2022 to January 8, 2023With her prize-winning debut Y'aura t'il de la neige à Noël?, Sandrine Veysset established herself in 1996 as one of the white hopes of French auteur cinema. Her captivating fusion of candid, realistic depictions of poor countryside life and a dreamy, poetic quality revealed a special signature, which remained present in her following work.
December 23, 2022Jonas Mekas (1922–2019) would have turned 100 this year. As a tribute to this essential trailblazer of independent American cinema, we will show the restored version of his only feature film, Guns of the Trees (1962).
January 6 to 11, 2023Multi-faceted artist Chantal Akerman (1950–2015) is Belgian's best known filmmaker. Almost unknown, however, is the small body of work of one of Akerman's accomplices who died prematurely: Samy Szlingerbaum (1950–1986), with whom she made the mid-length film Le 15/8 (1973).
Each TuesdayWith works by Kenneth Anger, Martin Arnold, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Cinématographe Lumière, Joseph Cornell, Aleksandr Dovženko, Georges Franju, Ernie Gehr, Peter Hutton, George Kuchar, Gregory J. Markopoulos, Jonas Mekas, Pat O'Neill, Charles Ridley, Paul Sharits and Michael Snow