“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
Sunday, 03. 07. 2022 / 19:00 / Main Hall
Set during the tumult of the late 1960s, this is Kenneth Branagh’s humorous, tender and deeply personal memory of the city of his birth. “To those who stayed, those who left, and those who were lost.” The Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film.