Magazine article Screen International

Vicky Krieps to Play Composer Alma Mahler in 'Alma & Oskar' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Vicky Krieps to Play Composer Alma Mahler in 'Alma & Oskar' (Exclusive)

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Picture Tree International handling period project at AFM.

Vicky Krieps in ‘We Used to Be Cool’.

Phantom Thread star Vicky Krieps has signed up to play Viennese-born composer Alma Mahler in Dieter Berner’s period feature Alma & Oskar.

The film will depict a tumultuous three-year relationship between Kriep’s Mahler and the Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka in the early 1900s, by which point she had buried her first husband, fellow composer Gustav Mahler. Kokoschka used Alma as a model for his most famous work, and their relationship marked the most prodigious period of his artistic life.

Berlin-based Picture Tree International is handling sales on the project at AFM. …

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