Woman in Gold – Official Trailer

This film, which just came out in the theatres these days, is about the fascinating story of the painting titled ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I‘, one of the most famous works of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt.

Summary of the story: The painting, owned by the Jewish family Bloch-Bauer, was confiscated by the Nazi, following the Anschluss, and became in 1941, the property of Austria and was housed in the Belvedere Palace in Vienna. After a long trial, the painting was returned in 2006 to the heirs of the Bloch-Bauer family, and was subsequently sold  for US$135 million to Ronald Lauder for the Neue Galerie in New York City, where it is now.

Here is a reproduction of this amazing piece of art. Continue reading “Woman in Gold – Official Trailer”

Hannah Arendt Movie Trailer (2013)

(Thanks to Filip Ciortuz for this link.)

Hannah Arendt Movie Trailer. A film by Margarethe von Trotta. The sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for her brilliant new biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker— controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann andt he Jewish councils — introduced her now-famous concept of the “Banality of Evil.” Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. An Official Selection at the Toronto International and New York Jewish Film Festivals, Hannah Arendt also co-stars Klaus Pohl as philosopher Martin Heidegger, Nicolas Woodeson as New Yorker editor William Shawn, and two-time OscarNominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) as novelist Mary McCarthy.

Hannah Arendt Movie Trailer. OPENS AT FILM FORUM IN NEW YORK ON MAY 29, 2013 AND AT LAEMMLE THEATRES IN LOS ANGELES JUNE 7TH. NATIONAL RELEASE TO FOLLOW

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