Hannah Arendt is the story of a woman whose ideas changed the world.
This biopic from German director Margarethe von Trotta presents a probing insight into the life of German-Jewish political philosopher Hannah Arendt. Arendt (depicted by Barbara Sukowa) was sent by The New Yorker to report on the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann?s trial in Jerusalem in the 1960s.
When Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one had ever heard before – theorizing that anyone might be capable of evil – her work instantly provokes a scandal. Attacked by friends and foes alike, the film truly shines as it explores Arendt?s attempts to deal with her articles backlash. As she struggles to suppress her own painful associations with the past, Arendt?s captivating blend of arrogance and vulnerability are exposed ? revealing a conflicted and complex soul.?
The film?presents a compelling portrait of a fearless and intriguing woman that still resonates strongly today. It?s a story about big ideas and just how explosive they can be.
Hannah Arendt is in theatres nationally from Thursday 13 March. To celebrate, we have 20 double in-season passes to give away for use at participating cinemas.
To enter simply fill in the form below and tell us in 25 words or less why you would like to see Hannah Arendt?
Competition closes 5pm Tuesday 4 March.