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Vienna, winter. Johann, a guard at the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum encounters Anne, a foreign visitor called to Austria because of a medical emergency. Never having been to Austria and with little money, she wanders the city in limbo, taking the museum as her refuge. Johann, initially wary, offers help, and they’re drawn into each other’s worlds. Their meetings spark an unexpected series of explorations – of their own lives and the life of the city, and of the way artworks can reflect and shape daily experience.

Director: Jem Cohen

Executive Producer: Guy Picciotto, Patti Smith

Producer: Paolo Calamita, Jem Cohen, Gabriele Kranzelbinder

Screenwriter: Jem Cohen

Cinematographer: Jem Cohen & Peter Roehsler

Editor: Jem Coehn & Marc Vives

Sound Designer: Bruno Pisek

Principal Cast: Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits


New-York based, Cohen’s feature-length films include "Chain" and "Benjamin Smoke". 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.

Distributor: The Cinema Guild

Sales Agent: MPM Film

Public Film Contact
Graham Swindoll
The Cinema Guild
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