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GOETHE FILMS: “Hannah Arendt” by Margarethe von Trotta

: Oct 12, 2017, 6:30 PM
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Margarethe & Barbara

…& Hannah & Rosa & Marianne & Juliane. New German Cinema director Margarethe von Trotta has been working with actress Barbara Sukowa for over three decades, portraying women who think, question and rebel. GOETHE FILMS presents MARIANNE & JULIANE (1981), ROSA LUXEMBURG (1986) and HANNAH ARENDT (2012) as a conversation about female resilience.

HANNAH ARENDT (Germany/Luxembourg/France 2012, 113 min), directed by Margarethe von Trotta, with Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Julia Jentsch & Ulrich Noethen

TIFF 2012
New York Jewish Film Festival 2012
2 German Film Awards 2013
​Audience Award for Best Narrative Film, Women + Film Voices Film Festival, Denver 2013

In April 1961, German-Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt left her New York exile for Jerusalem to report on the trial of Holocaust organizer Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker. Her writing became enormously controversial for its depiction of both Eichmann and the Jewish councils, and for its introduction of the concept of the “banality of evil”. Making use of original film footage from the trial, as well as real testimony from survivors and prosecutor Gideon Hausner, this biographical drama captures Arendt at one of the most pivotal moments of her life and career.


Language: with English subtitles
Price: Tickets $10 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in person or by phone or online (as of 2 weeks prior to Screening)


The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange. With our network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for over sixty years. Our long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals in over ninety countries create enduring trust in Germany. We are partners for all who actively engage with Germany and its culture, working independently and without political ties. In Canada we are represented by three Goethe-Instituts in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto. Outside of these cities we offer special online courses as well as examinations centres with...
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