One of the most highly rated arthouse releases of last year – though unfortunately overlooked during its theatrical run – director Jem Cohen presents Museum Hours, an unapologetically high-minded yet deeply humanist exploration of our relationship with art – and vice versa. To celebrate the DVD release of Cohen’s celebrated Museum Hours this coming Monday (13 January), we’ve kindly been provided with THREE DVD copies of the indie offering to give away to our readers, courtesy of the Soda Pictures team. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Vienna, winter. Johann (Bobby Sommer), a guard at the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum encounters Anne (Mary Margaret O’Hara), a foreign visitor called to Austria because of the poor health of a friend. Never having been to Austria and with little money, she wanders the city in limbo, taking the museum as her refuge. Johann, initially wary, offers help, and they’re drawn into each other’s worlds. Their meetings spark an unexpected series of explorations of their own lives and the life of the city, and of the way artworks can reflect and shape daily experience.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Museum Hours on DVD, just answer the following simple question:

In which Afghan city was Museum Hours director Jem Cohen born?

a) Jalalabad
b) Kabul
c) Kandahar

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Museum Hours’) answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours is released on DVD from Monday 13 January, courtesy of Soda Pictures.

This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 16 January, 2014.

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