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Museum Hours (movie)
Review: A visual tapestry unfolds during 'Museum Hours'
Review: A visual tapestry unfolds during 'Museum Hours'

Jem Cohen's "Museum Hours" is difficult to describe but not to enjoy. An observational quasi-documentary with a fictional overlay, it's a film whose pleasures are much more visual than dramatic, but that doesn't mean there aren't serious things on its mind. Set in Vienna in general and the metropolis' venerable Kunsthistorisches Museum in particular, "Museum Hours" is very different from but brings to mind Alexander Sokurov's 2002 "Russian Ark," another film that gets its spirit from using a great art museum (in that case, Russia's Hermitage) as a setting. By bringing strangers together in this space — a Vienna museum...

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