Compelling and dramatic work

Hannah Arendt lifestory movie at Eastbourne Curzon
Hannah Arendt lifestory movie at Eastbourne Curzon

Hannah Arendt, the third film in the new season of the Eastbourne Film Society at the Curzon Cinema, plays on Wednesday October 21.

It was made by acclaimed German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta born in 1942 who had some of her greatest triumphs in the 1980s, the most successful being Rosa Luxemburg.

Hannah Arendt lived from 1906-1975 and was commissioned by the editor of the New Yorker to report on the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. Despite the fact that she was Jewish herself and felt Eichmann deserved the death penalty, what she wrote angered many Jews who saw Eichmann as an extraordinary monster and not a figure who, in her words, represented the banality of evil. As always the screenings will be open to the public and Hannah Arendt with its drama drawing directly on history will be of compelling interest to all.