VOICES Closing Night Film: Hannah Arendt
Germany, 2012, 109 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Biographical, Drama
Language: German, English English Sub-Titles
7pm Sun March 10
Preceded by Closing Night Reception in Henderson's Lounge
The sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for her brilliant new biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker—controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils—introduced her now-famous concept of the “Banality of Evil.” Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion of thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. An Official Selection at the Toronto International and New York Jewish Film Festivals, Hannah Arendt also co-stars Klaus Pohl as philosopher Martin Heidegger, Nicolas Woodeson as New Yorker editor William Shawn, and two-time Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) as novelist Mary McCarthy.
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DIRECTOR: Margarethe von Trotta
Producer: Bettina Brokemper, Johannes Rexin
Editor: Bettina Böhler
Screenwriter: Pamela Katz, Margarethe von Trotta
Cinematographer: Caroline Champetier
Principal Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Klaus Pohl, Nicolas Woodeson, Janet McTeer