Austria

The City Without Jews

About the Film 
An eerily prophetic 1920s satire depicting economic and cultural ruin following Vienna’s exile of its Jewish population, a fictional dystopia soon to be realized, is the foundation of this rediscovered and newly restored silent gem of Austrian cinema, based on Jewish writer and journalist Hugo Bettauer’s eponymous novel.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
80 minutes

The Interpreter

About the Film 

Odd-couple companions—a Nazi officer's son and his Jewish translator—roam the Slovak countryside, in this bittersweet road movie that explores memory, trauma and guilt through the shared history of characters seeking to bridge differences and reclaim their humanity.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
114 minutes

Murer: Anatomy of a Trial

About the Film 

The case of a sadistic Nazi criminal, the so-called Butcher of Vilnius, is presented in this transfixing courtroom drama about a shameful miscarriage of justice and scandal implicating the Austrian courts, press and government in a nation still denying its wartime complicity.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
138 minutes

The Waldheim Waltz

About the Film 

With disconcerting present-day parallels, Austria’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, examines the scandal around Waldheim’s Nazi past and his bid for the Austrian presidency, that left the country swept up in xenophobic fervor, historical revisionism, and anti-Semitic backlash.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
94 minutes