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DCP - HD - 2014 - Austria - 94 - Color

THE GREAT MUSEUM

DAS GROSSE MUSEUM (original title)


A film by Johannes Holzhausen

This feature documentary portrays one of the most important museums in the world: Vienna’s Museum of Art History or the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. It presents a unique look behind the scenes of this fascinating institution and encounters a number of charismatic protagonists and their working fields unfolding the museum’s special world – as an art institution as well as a vehicle for stately representation.

 




Johannes Holzhausen

Biography:

Johannes Holzhausen was born in 1960 in Salzburg. After leaving school, he began a degree in art history at the University of Vienna in 1981.From 1987 to 1995 he studied at the Vienna Film Academy where he made his first documentary, Those Loved by God, which was met with critical acclaim at numerous film festivals. After graduating from university, he spent five years working on his full-length documentary On the Seven Seas about a Soviet aircraft carrier.He is cofounder and associate of Navigator Film, a Vienna based production company for creative documentaries since 1996.His films have featured at renowned international documentary festivals throughout Europe and have been purchased and/or co-produced by European broadcasters like Canal+, WDR, ORF, ARTE, DSF, ZDF, BR.

 

 

Johannes Holzhausen


Original language: German
Produced by: Navigator Film
With the participation of: Austrian Film Institute, Film Fund Vienna, ORF (Film/Fernseh -Abkommen), FISA


Award(s):

Berlin 2014: FORUM SECTION - CALIGARI FILM PRIZE 

Berlin 2014: FORUM SECTION - CALIGARI FILM PRIZE

Diagonale Festival 2014: Best Artistic Editing and Best Cinematography for a Documentary

Perpignan FILAF 2014: Silver Filaf 

Festival(s):

EFM 2014 - Forum