Museum Hours is pretty much the definition of a slow-burning, critic-pandering film. And maybe it’s just because I spent a day in the Kuntshistoriches Museum this summer and, without the nostalgia factor, I’d find it dull. But as is, I thought this movie was absolutely gorgeous, and probably one of my favorite quiet flicks of 2013. It meanders through the art and culture of Vienna with soul and grace — like a non-romantic, less pretentious Before Sunrise. Alongside the musing conversations and gorgeous cinematography are some imaginative directorial decisions, and beneath the warm-and-fuzzy exterior is a interesting commentary on the art of daily life and the ghosts of history which cling to modern-day Europe. It’s on iTunes available for rental. Wait for a rainy day, grab a nice beer, and feel it.
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