THE WALDHEIM WALTZ with Director Ruth Beckermann In Person



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Sun, Oct 14, 2018 12:00 PM


THE WALDHEIM WALTZ  with Director Ruth Beckermann In Person

Official Entry - Austria
Best Foreign Language Film
2019 Academy Awards

Sunday, October 14 at 12:00pm

A film about truth and lies and how a dishonest man can rise to power.

Created from international archive material and what Beckermann shot at the time, the film shows that history repeats itself time and time again.

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. Austria • 2018 • 93min •  Directed by:  Ruth Beckermann  • Produced by: Ruth Beckermann Original languages: German, English, French

Winner! Glashütte Original – Documentary Award
Berlin International Film Festival 2018

Director Ruth Beckermann In Person!

"Thanks to her smart narration — clear, impassioned but never polemical — and the astute way she allows exceptional footage to play out to its full extent, “The Waldheim Waltz” has a sense of urgency made more pressing given political developments not just in Austria but Poland and Hungary as well." - Jay Weissberg - Variety