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The Waldheim Waltz

Waldheims Walzer

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Austria | 2018 | 93 min. | G

The Waldheim Waltz

Waldheims Walzer

Austria | 2018 | 93 min. | G

Synopsis

Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential campaign, the denial by the Austrian political class, the outbreak of anti-Semitism and patriotism, which finally led to his election. The film analyses the collapse of the Austrian grand illusion: having been the first victim of the Nazis.

 

Festivals:
Berlin International Film Festival, 2018
DocAviv Film Festival, 2018
Sheffield International Documentary Festival, 2018

 

Language: German, English, French
Subtitles: Lithuanian, English

Film supported by Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria in Lithuania

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Director: Ruth Beckermann

Cinematography: Ruth Beckermann

Editing: Dieter Pickler

Producer: Ruth Beckermann

Ruth Beckermann

Filmography: The Waldheim Waltz (2018), The Dreamed Ones (2016), American Passages (2011), Zorros Bar Mizwa (2006), Homemad(e) (2001), East of War(1996)

October 11, 18:00
Romuva. Kaunas.

October 11

18:00

Romuva. Kaunas.

October 12, 18:15
Forum Cinemas Vingis. Vilnius.

October 12

18:15

Forum Cinemas Vingis. Vilnius.

October 17, 18:00
Klaipėdos kultūros fabrikas. Klaipėda.

October 17

18:00

Klaipėdos kultūros fabrikas. Klaipėda.

What is even more interesting than the many things R. Beckermann questions about herself, her nation's history and on the relationship between history and fact, is the ease with which she does it.

Vladas Rožėnas, Programmer

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