Museum Hours

Museum Hours


Cohen's highly acclaimed feature is a lyrical and moving tribute to the power of art, a hymn to friendship, and a subtle portrait of the city of Vienna and its margins.  

"Quietly amazing, sneakily sublime. Mr. Cohen, a New York film-maker and video artist with an eye for rough urban landscapes and eccentric artistic characters, is a patient observer and a cunning, subtle storyteller. Museum Hours seems to wander and ruminate, collecting stray moments and fleeting impressions that gradually – and perhaps only in retrospect – snap together to reveal an intriguing pattern of emotion and significance. Watching the film is not really like looking at a painting, but the way an art historian looks at Bruegel has something in common with the way Mr. Cohen instructs us to pay attention to the world… This movie is rigorously and intensely lifelike, which is to say that it’s also a strange and moving work of art." – A.O. Scott, New York Times

Technical Specs

Director: Jem Cohen
Year: 2013
Country: Austria | USA
Language: German | English
Duration: 102 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: 12