New In The USA: MUSEUM HOURS
Jem Cohen's surprise arthouse success of last year ruminates on what is art and how do we as a society interpret it across many years. Part docu-lecture, part romantic fiction, it has, at its center, a compelling autumn-autumn relationship between a Montreal woman (arrived to Vienna to comfort her dying sister) and a security guard at the cities Kunsthistorisches Museum who helps her around and about town.
Quiet and restrained, Museum Hours nevertheless has a near endless capacity to surprise. It serves up a rich ode to the human experience (grief, loneliness, joy, comfort) and is perhaps the best introductory course to Pieter Bruegel the Elder.