International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Hannah Arendt by Von Trotta in cinemas
- Margarethe Von Trotta's latest feature will be distributed in Italy for only two days as a film event marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The new film by Margarethe Von Trotta, Hannah Arendt [+see also:
interview: Margarethe von Trotta
film profile], will be distributed in Italy by Ripley's Film and Nexo Digital for only two days on January 27 and 28, as a cinema event marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. A list of cinema screenings is available by city here.
The German director’s biopic will concentrate on a reportage the Jewish-German director and philosopher Hannah Arendt, played by the magnificent Barbara Sukowa, wrote as the New Yorker correspondent to Israel, closely following the trial of Adolf Eichmann.
From that trial, Arendt was inspired to write her famous book “Eichmann in Jerusalem”, which caused great controversy.
Escaped from the horrors of Nazi Germany, Hannah Arendt found refuge in the United States, together with her husband and her mother, thanks to the help of American journalist Varian Fry. Here, after working as university tutor, and having become an activist within the Jewish community in New York, she starts to work for a number of newspapers.
The film, coproduced by Germany, Luxemburg, France and Israel, was the subject of a Cineuropa video interview with its director.
(Translated from Italian)
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