Hannah Arendt

Showed at Images 10/1/2018

Starring: Barbara Sukowa, Klaus Pohl, Nicolas Woodeson, Janet McTeer

The sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta for her brilliant new biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker—controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the 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 sparks intense discussion wherever it is seen.

  • Director: Margarethe von Trotta
  • Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“An outstanding cinematic portrait .... Extremely vivid and thrilling in its every minute, deeply moving in its seriousness and suitably unsettling.”

– Der Spiegel