ALMA AND OSKAR

By Dieter BERNER

PICTURE TREE INTERNATIONAL GMBH - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2022

ALMA AND OSKAR explores the passionate and
tumultuous relationship between the Viennese society Grand Dame, Alma Mahler, and the artist enfant terrible Oskar Kokoschka which began in 1912.

Festivals
& Awards

American Film Market (AFM) 2022
    • Year of production
    • 2022
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance, Biography
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dieter BERNER
    • Writer(s)
    • Hilde BERGER , Dieter BERNER
    • Producer(s)
    • Alexander GLEHR, Johanna SCHERZ, Film AG
    • 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-again-off-again relationship with architect Walter Gropius. ALMA AND OSKAR is a testament to the power and perils of their passion.