ALMA AND OSKAR

By Dieter BERNER

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Drama - Pre-Production 2020

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.

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance, Biography
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Director(s)
    • Dieter BERNER
    • Synopsis
    • ALMA AND OSKAR explores the passionate and
      tumultuous three-year relationship between the
      Grand Dame of Viennese society Alma Mahler
      (1879-1964) and the Austrian artist and enfant
      terrible Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980). In the
      early 1900s, Kokoschka was an up-and-coming
      painter, influenced by the work of Gustav Klimt
      yet with his own distinctive expressionist style.
      Considered one of the greatest expressionist
      artists of the 20th century, Kokoschka created
      his most famous work using Alma as a model,
      and the years of their relationship marked the
      most prodigious period in his life. A composer in
      her own right, Alma Mahler was a vibrant figure
      on Vienna’s art and music scene, and by the
      time she started her fiery affair with Kokoschka,
      she had already buried her first husband,
      composer Gustav Mahler, and begun an on-andoff relationship with architect Walter Gropius.
      ALMA AND OSKAR is a testament to the power
      and perils of their passion.