Hannes Richter

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Hannes Richter

"Museum Hours," a film by Jem Cohen, had its premiere at the 2012 Locarno International Film Festival and is now playing in U.S. theaters. It is set in and around Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Art Museum. The museum is the setting for a contemporary story of cross-cultural friendship and of the impact of the art presented at the museum.

Johann, an Austrian native and guard at the Museum of Art in Vienna, encounters Anne, a foreign visitor from overseas, who is called to Austria because of a medical emergency. Being the first time in Austria she takes refuge in the museum and befriends Johann who spends his days observing both the art and the visitors. They are drawn into each other’s worlds, exploring their own lives and the life of the city. The museum turns into a mysterious crossroads in which the artworks reflect and shape daily experience.

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