KLIMT AND SCHIELE: EROS AND PSYCHE

Italy 2018, 90 min.

Directed by Michele Mally

Instituto Italiano di Cultura Sofia

candals, dreams, obsessions in Vienna’s golden age. The documentary film recounts this extraordinary season: a magical moment for art, literature, and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence.

A journey through Klimt and Schiele’s Vienna and the works of the Albertina, Belvedere, Kunsthistorisches, Leopold, Freud and Wien Museums.

Scandals, dreams, obsessions in Vienna’s golden age. The documentary film recounts this extraordinary season: a magical moment for art, literature, and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence.

A journey through Klimt and Schiele’s Vienna and the works of the Albertina, Belvedere, Kunsthistorisches, Leopold, Freud and Wien Museums.

The film event on the scandals, dreams and obsessions of Vienna’s golden age.

1918. As the roar of the First World War cannons was dying out, at the heart of Central Europe, in Vienna, a golden age was coming to an end. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was beginning to disintegrate. On the night of October 31st, Egon Schiele died, at home in his own bed, becoming one of the 20 million deaths caused by Spanish flu. He died looking the invisible disease in the face, the only way he could: by painting it. He was 28 years old. Only a few months earlier, the main hall of the Secession building had welcomed his works: 19 oil paintings and 29 drawings. This was his first successful exhibition, a celebration of a new painting idea that portrayed human anxieties and desires.

A few months earlier, his teacher and friend Gustav Klimt had died. Since the turn of the century, he had fundamentally changed the way people felt about art and founded a new group: The Secession. Today Klimt masterpieces attract visitors from all over the world to Vienna or the New Gallery in New York, or they become stars in films like Woman in Gold. But they are also pop icons that accompany our everyday lives on posters, cards, and calendars.

Now, 100 years later, works of art by these visionaries – between Art Nouveau and Expressionism –once again take centre stage in the Austrian capital, along with those of designer and painter Koloman Moser and architect Otto Wagner, who both died in Vienna in the same year, 1918.

Taking as a starting point some of the many planned jubilee exhibitions, the film event will recount this extraordinary period: a magical moment for art, literature, and music, during which new ideas circulated, Freud discovered the drives of the psyche, and women began to claim their independence. Written by Arianna Marelli and directed by Michele Mally, Klimt & Schiele. Eros and Psyche is produced by 3D Produzioni and Nexo Digital, with the support of Intesa Sanpaolo, featuring special guest Lorenzo Richelmy.

This event is designed to guide the spectator through the halls of the Albertina, Belvedere, and Kunsthistorisches Museums, the Leopold Museum, Sigmund Freud Museum and Wien Museum.

Lumiere Lidl 04.04, 20:00
Cine Grand Park Center05.04, 19:30;
Cinema House 06.04, 18:00
Odeon 21.04, 16:45
G8 23.04, 18:45
Lucky Cinema home 04.04, 19:00
FCC – Varna 04.04, 20:00

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