“Although he spent a relatively short period of his life in Austria, Canadian-born John Cook (1935–2001) remained, in his own words, "Viennese by choice.” Having worked as a commercial photographer in Paris, Cook’s […] first “regular” production was Schwitzkasten, based on a novel by the leftist writer Helmut Zenker. Today, the film is considered one of the few undisputed masterpieces of the New Austrian Cinema: a freewheeling, tender, and strangely humorous portrait of working-class (and out-of-work) lives. At the time, however, Cook’s genial and unpretentious approach was remarked upon only by the most ardent critics, who compared it with that of Eric Rohmer and Jean Eustache. An independent filmmaker par excellence, Cook constantly struggled for his art. By the early 1980s—when the local film subsidy system became more rigid—he had grown tired of the struggle and left both Austria and the filmmaking profession behind.” http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/20369
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