Festival of Austrian Film
March 19–24, 2019, Graz

Film Program | Timetable | Directors


Thursday, 15.03.
20:30, Schubertkino 1
Saturday, 17.03.
11:00, KIZ Royal

Waldheims Walzer

Documentary Film, AT 2018, 93 min, 15.3. OmdU / 17.3. OmeU

In 1986, shortly before the Federal presidency election: in a retrospective view, Ruth Beckermann looks at the beginning of the “Waldheim affair,” which marked a turning point in Austrian postwar history, and nearly toppled the Second Republic’s doctrine of being merely Hitler’s victim. A docu­mentary essay, compiled of collected archive mate­rial and newly found personal recordings; on indi­vidual and collective remembering and forgetting. 

Director: Ruth Beckermann
Script: Ruth Beckermann
Camera: Ruth Beckermann
Editor: Dieter Pichler
Sounddesign: Manuel Grandpierre, Rudi Pototschnig
Producers: Ruth Beckermann
Production: Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion