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26TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 3-13, 2018

Austerlitz

Documentary

Screening Information

May 9 - 1:00PM
Alliance Francaise

Film Details

Country Germany
Year 2016
Running Time 94 MIN
Language German, Spanish, English
Subtitles English
Director Sergei Loznitsa
Theme WW2

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Description

Sergei Loznitsa’s mesmerizing documentary records the daily parade of tourists visiting the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Eschewing narration, the camera simply records the flow of individuals and tour groups through the camp. The only dialogue is the competing voices of various tour guides, providing insight into the way history is disseminated across countries and generations. Without passing judgement, Loznitsa challenges his viewers to question whether these Holocaust memorials are a meaningful testimony to the past or only tourist attractions. An unforgettable experience!

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