Alma and Oskar

2023, Austria/Switzerland/Germany/Czech Republic, 88 minutes, feature, biography, drama, romance

Director: Dieter Berner
Script: Hilde Berger, Dieter Berner
Cinematography: Jakub Bejnarowicz
Cast: Emily Cox, Valentin Postlmayr, Anton von Lucke
Producer: Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz

Alma & Oscar explores the passionate and turbulent three-year relationship between the Grande Dame of Viennese Society Alma Mahler (1879-1964) and the Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980). In the early 1900s, Kokoschka was a rising artist, influenced by the work of Gustav Klimt, but with his own distinctive expressionist style. Considered one of the greatest expressionist artists of the 20th century, Kokoshka created his most famous work, using Alma as a model, and the years of their relationship marked the most astonishing period of his life.

Dieter Berner

Dieter Berner was born and raised in Vienna and Berlin. He began studying drama in 1962 and later attended acting class at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. First worked as an actor, primarily as a film director since 1973. Created about 40 movies for cinema and television, received a number of international awards, and participated in film festivals all over the world.


2023 – Alma and Oskar
2016 – Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden
2013 – Liebemacht 
2012 – Zimmer 34
2010 – Sickness of Youth