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The Zone of Interest

  • Date: March 15, 2024 - March 17, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: $8 general, $7 seniors & students, $6 members
  • Presented by: Park City Film
  • Location: Park City Film
Overview

March 15-17 | Rated PG-13 | 106 mins | Directed by Jonathan Glazer | Friday and Saturday 7:00 PM and Sunday 6:00 PM

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Directing, International Feature Film, Sound, and Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Master of portraiture Jonathan Glazer (“Under the Skin”) was awarded the Grand Prix at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival for “The Zone of Interest,” adapted from a 2014 novel of the same title by Martin Amis. The film centers on the domestic life of Hedwig (Sandra Hüller) and Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel), beneficiaries of lebensraum, whose family home — nestled between train tracks and gas chambers — is spitting distance from Auschwitz, the infamous German concentration camp located in occupied Poland, where Rudolf serves as commandant.

Towards the final days of the Holocaust, Hedwig is fixated on self-preservation, while Rudolf is increasingly burdened by his duties. We reside inside the family’s encampment, with background voices of ghost-like prisoners muffled by the perpetrator’s quotidian musings.

Shot on location, the film weds banal and overt acts of evil with unforgettable reminders of resistance. this film will stay with you for a lifetime, for better or for worse. (Synopsis from the Toronto International Film Festival 2023 Program Guide)

In German with English subtitles.

“It’s extraordinary, powerful, and will haunt you today, tomorrow, and maybe for all your days to come.” – The Spectator 

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