“No to Waldheim, no to Waldheim!” chants a crowd of people in the centre of Vienna in 1986. Ruth Beckermann is one of the activists trying to prevent Kurt Waldheim from being elected, documenting the bitter political reality with her camera. More than thirty years later, she uses her footage together with extensive international TV archive material to analyse what marked a turning point in Austria’s political culture. While Waldheim’s attempts to reject the facts and mask the truth stirred revolt, they also effected denial by the Austrian political class and the outbreak of anti-Semitism and patriotism, ultimately resulting in Waldheim's election as President of Austria. Best Documentary Award at Berlinale 2017
The Diary of Diana B. Dnevnik Diane Budisavljević
Monday, 24. 02. 2020 / 18:00 / Small Hall
Long kept a secret, this story about a woman who saved thousands of children from an Ustashe camp in the Second World War talks about the best people in the worst of times. This was the big winner of the Pula Film Festival, awarded by the audience with a standing ovation.
The County Héraðið
Monday, 24. 02. 2020 / 19:00 / Main Hall
The winner of the 2015 Liffe festival, Grímur Hákonarson (Rams), returns with an inspiring story about an independent and brave woman who stands up to the local exploitative cooperative.
Little Women Little Women
Monday, 24. 02. 2020 / 21:00 / Main Hall
In the period after the American Civil War, the March sisters—the peculiar and ambitious Jo, the quiet and frail Beth, the elegant and kind Meg, and the spoiled Amy—are growing up guided by their loving mother Marmee.