- Sat 26 Sep 2015
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Presented by Goethe Institut
- Free entry
- Bookings essential
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
The Goethe Insitut presents this free screening with a special introduction by Viennese architect Nicole David, Mag. Arch.
This documentary depicts the chequered history surrounding this building and its occupants, including the displacement and emigration of the Tugendhat family during the Second World War.
The film tells the eventful story of the unusual building and its residents: Of the spirit of optimism in prospering western Moravia in the period between the two World Wars, the occupation by Nazi Germany, the expulsion and emigration of the Tugendhats to Switzerland and Venezuela, the first post-war years, when the house served as a private school for rhythmic and expressionist dance, and the decades that followed.
In his documentary Haus Tugendhat, director and producer Dieter Reifarth (who has produced films by Vlado Kristl, Peter Nestler and Straub/Huillet among others) interweaves interviews with family members, former users of the house, art historians and restorers with historic photographs and footage, making it a multifaceted biography of the building. Against the backdrop of the political catastrophes of the 20th century, the film recounts the personal experiences of the people who lived in and used the unique house, whose beauty and aura has had a profound impact on generations.
DE, 2013, Colour and B/W, 116 min., Exempt
Director: Dieter Reifarth
26 Sep | 3:30 pm
Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked