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10 September 2017: Return to Vienna


Return to Vienna
Ruth Beckermann & Josef Aichholzer
1983 | 91 min | Colour & B/W | DCP

Franz West (1909-85) remembers his youth in Vienna: the variety of the Jewish population of the so called Matzah-Island, his commitment to the worker’s movement of the Red Vienna and the rise of Austro-fascism and National Socialism. West’s masterly narration combined with impressing archive footage illustrate and elucidate the complex Austrian history between WW1 and WW2.

Part of our season on Ruth Beckermann, curated and introduced by Colm McAuliffe.