Program December 2022 / January 2023

(December 1, 2022 to January 11, 2023)

December 1, 2022 to January 9, 2023

Hong Sangsoo

New Works

With 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, 2022

Collection on Screen

Ansichten und Absichten:
Film is not actually political

To 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, 2022

Talks with Women Film Pioneers

Director Käthe Kratz

Käthe 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

Cinemini on Tour

Cinema for Little Ones

Cinemini on Tour brings film programs, moderated by a film educator, to children ages 3 and up and their families. This time, the invitation is: Let's dance! [...]
December 8, 2022 to January 5, 2023

Arne Sucksdorff

The Great Adventure

Arne 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 10, 2022

Collection on Screen

Len Lye

Len Lye's unique films have long been a part of the Austrian Film Museum's collection, which is also home to his study materials. [...]
December 16, 2022


Peter Nestler

German filmmaker Peter Nestler is among the most important documentarists of our time. On December 16, his most recent, two-part film Unrecht und Widerstand and Der offene Blick, will be presented in his presence. [...]
December 21, 2022

Johann Lurf: Stargazing in Cinema

Johann Lurf presents the newest edition of his film and the publication of Stargazing in Cinema (Johann Lurf, 2022) [...]
December 23, 2022 to January 8, 2023

Collection on Screen

Sandrine Veysset

With 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, 2022

Jonas Mekas: A Centennial Celebration

Jonas 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). [...]
December 24, 2022

The Wizard of Oz

Christmas at the Film Museum

At Christmas – with a screening on the early afternoon of December 24 – we will be showing the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz (1939). [...]
January 6 to 11, 2023

Films You Cannot See Elsewhere

The Amos Vogel Atlas 12:
Chantal Akerman and Samy Szlingerbaum

Multi-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 Tuesday

What is Film

Program 22–30

With 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 [...]