After Harmony Korine’s Gummo this Tuesday, the Austrian Filmmuseum presents another selection of great films. Starting from December 27 everyday a Bunuel and a Marx Brothers film will be screened. Amongst them (and it’s really hard to pic just one each) we would recommend Belle de jour, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1967 and is an all time classic starring Catherine Deneuve as a married woman who lives out her masochistic fantasies as a prostitute without her husband knowing. We would also encourage you to see Duck Soup, the 1933 Marx Brothers classic which is not only referenced in countless TV-shows and movies, it features THE mirror-scene and is perhaps one of the most important films about war ever made. Possibly.
Make sure you see them at Filmmuseum between Christmas and New Year.
After Harmony Korine wrote the script for Kids, Larry Clark’s ’90s skate-culture masterpiece, within alleged three weeks, everybody fell in love with him. But unlike other underground heroes, he wasn’t consumed and eaten alive by the industry; actually quite the opposite.
In 1997 Korine wrote and directed Gummo. Set in a small town in Ohio, which got hit by a tornado in the ’70s and hadn’t recovered from that incident, it tells the story of adolescents growing up sniffing glue, hunting cats and all kinds of other obscurities. The film features mostly amateur actors with the exception of Linda Manz and Chloe Sevigny (who also designed the costumes), it also has one of the greatest eclectic soundtracks ever.
So take our advice and go see it on Tuesday, December 20th, 2012, at the Filmmuseum in Vienna on the big screen. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.