The Waldheim Waltz

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UK International Jewish Film Festival

UK Premiere
Q&A with Ruth Beckermann

Shocking allegations about his Nazi Past did not prevent Kurt Waldheim, former UN secretary general, from comfortably winning the 1986 Austrian presidential elections. Director Ruth Beckermann brings together private and public film footage from the 70s and 80s, which provides a disturbing exploration of one of Europe’s key political figures of the post-war period. Most of all they reveal a country in fierce denial about its past, determined to hold on to its self-perception as a victim of the war. A must-see for this year’s festival.

Year
2018
Running time
94 mins
Country
Austria
Other features
S DOC
Director
Ruth Beckermann

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November 17th

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