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Directed by Jem Cohen

2012, in German and English with English subtitles


107 minutes




Museum Hours

The acclaimed filmography of director Jem Cohen includes mesmerizing shorts, features, performances, and music videos. His latest feature, Museum Hours, is especially well-suited to screen at the MFAH.

Johann, a guard at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Art Museum, develops a relationship with Anne, an American new to the city who finds solace in the museum’s galleries. Their conversations evolve into a friendship as they discuss their lives, explore the city, and consider how art can reflect and shape daily experiences.

Read an interview with Cohen about this film.