23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Waldheim Waltz
A cinematic memoir of a time when the Austrian nation underwent a deep crisis of identity. The 1986 presidential elections were marked by the revelation that one of the candidates, former UN general secretary Kurt Waldheim, had lied about his activities during the Second World War. A cinematic exploration of the relationship between memory and the past as a sign of the times.
Ruth Beckermann (1952) studied journalism and art history in Vienna, Tel Aviv, and New York. The Ji.hlava IDFF has previously shown her films Homemad(e) (2011) and The Dreamed Ones (2016).
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