ALMA AND OSKAR (working title) is a movie about the passionate and existential relationship between the Viennese society Grand Dame Alma Mahler and the artist enfant terrible Oskar Kokoschka which began in 1912.
Oskar Kokoschka (1886 – 1980) was an Austrian expressionist painter and writer. Influenced by the elegant work of Gustav Klimt, he soon developed his own distinctive expressionist style. Kokoschka is now ranked amongst the greatest modern artists of the Austrian school, and considered as one of the finest expressionists artists of the 20th century.
Currently in development, the project is set to be directed by Dieter Berner who also wrote the screenplay together with Hilde Berger. Dieter Berner’s previous feature film EGON SCHIELE – DEATH AND THE MAIDEN about another main artist of the Expressionist movement, was also sold internationally by PTI to more than 30 territories with some upcoming releases still pending (2018 also marks the 100th anniversary of Schiele’s death in 1918).
Conceived as an Austrian-Luxembourgish-German co-production, ALMA AND OSKAR will be produced by Alexander Glehr (Novotny & Novotny – Austria), Bady Minck, Alexander Dummreicher-Ivanescu (Amour Fou Luxembourg) and Stefan Schubert (Wüste Film West – Germany).
|Title||Alma and Oskar|
|Directed by||Dieter Berner|
Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion GmbH
|Original title||Alma und Oskar|
Festivals & Awards
Berlin-based Picture Tree Intl. has picked up international sales rights to Dieter Berner’s “Alma & Oskar,” about the passionate relationship between Viennese society grand dame Alma Mahler, the widow of composer Gustav Mahler, and expressionist painter Oskar Kokoschka. PTI will launch the project at Berlin’s European Film Market.