Figures in Landscapes

Figures in Landscapes

2 Episodes

Two quietly revelatory, elegantly unassuming works weave tales of unexpected human connection in which art, architecture, and environment serve as characters unto themselves. In Jem Cohen’s sublime MUSEUM HOURS, it’s the grand halls and artistic masterworks of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum that provide the backdrop to a fateful meeting of two lonely souls. Then, it’s on to the town of Columbus, Indiana, an unexpected destination for marvels of midcentury modern architecture, where a young man and woman share a brief but powerful encounter in Kogonada’s exquisite COLUMBUS.

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Figures in Landscapes
  • Museum Hours

    Episode 1

    Directed by Jem Cohen • 2012 • Austria, United States
    Starring Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits

    Acclaimed experimental filmmaker Jem Cohen applies his singular vision to narrative in this mesmerizing tale of two adrift strangers who find refuge in Vienna’s grand Kunsthistorisches ...

  • Columbus

    Episode 2

    Directed by Kogonada • 2017 • United States
    Starring John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey

    When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son, Jin (John Cho), finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana, a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many s...