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Country: Austria, USA
Year: 2012
Duration: 106'
Direction: Jem Cohen
Writer: Jem Cohen
Cinematographer: Jem Cohen, Peter Roehsler
Editor: Jem Cohen, Marc Vives
Sound: Bruno Pisek
Cast: Mary Margaret O''Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits

Manager: Paolo Calamita
Executive Producers: Guy Picciotto, Patti Smith
Producers: Paolo Calamita, Jem Cohen, Gabriele Kranzelbinder


  • 2012 Locarno, Art Cinema Award
  • 2012 Toronto IFF
  • 2012 Vancouver IFF
  • 2012 BFI London IFF
  • 2012 Thessaloniki FF
  • 2012 2-in-1 IFF-Moscow, Best Story
  • 2012 Montreal Nouveau FF
  • 2012 Viennale
  • 2012 Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo
  • 2012 Ljubjana FF

When a Vienna museum guard befriends an unmoored visitor from overseas, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world. The film is a narrative/documentary hybrid which seamlessly combines character study, city portrait, and essay film.

Jem Cohen

Jem Cohen

Jem CohenNew-York based, Cohen’s feature-length films include Chain, Benjamin Smoke, Instrument, and Evening’s Civil Twilight in Empires of Tin. Shorts include Lost Book Found, Amber City, Little Flags, and Anne Truitt – Working. His films are in the collections of NYC’s Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum and have been broadcast by PBS, Arte, and the Sundance Channel. He’s had retrospectives at London’s NFT, BAFICI, Oberhausen, Gijon, and Spain’s Punto de Vista (where the monograph, Signal Fires: the Cinema of Jem Cohen was published). Recent projects include the Gravity Hill Newsreels (about Occupy Wall Street) and We Have an Anchor, a portrait of Cape Breton. He has collaborated with musicians including Fugazi, Patti Smith, Terry Riley, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Gil Shaham/Orpheus Orchestra, R.E.M.,Vic Chesnutt, and the Ex, as well as writer Luc Sante.


  • Gravity Hill Newsreels (Series of 12 linked documentary shorts about Occupy Wall Street) (2012)
  • Evening’s Civil Twilight in Empires of Tin (2008)
  • Building a Broken Mousetrap (2006)
  • Chain (2004)
  • Benjamin Smoke (2000)
  • Instrument (1999)
  • Buried in Light (1994)

Contact details

For press and other enquiries:
Paolo Calamita
Wildpretmarkt 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria
+43/1/581 29 27

For festival enquiries:
Anne Laurent
Stiftgasse 6, 1070 Vienna, Austria
+43/1/526 33 23-0

World sales:
MPM Film – Pierre Menahem
17 Rue Julien Lacroix | 75020 Paris | France
T +33 1 58 53 57 12 | M +33 6 62 08 81 79

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe Institut
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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