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Fate Unknown Series: Film Screening – Fred Zinnemann’s The Search

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In honour of Fred Zinnemann’s birth month and as part of The Wiener Library’s Fate Unknown exhibition series, we are pleased to host a free screening of Zinnemann’s The Search (1948). The screening will be accompanied by a talk from renowned expert on Zinnemann’s work, Professor J. E. Smyth (University of Warwick).

About The Search

Starring Ivan Jandl, Montgomery Clift, Aline MacMahon, and Jarmila Novotna, The Search tells the story of a young Auschwitz survivor and his mother who search for each other across postwar Europe. Zinnemann was one of the first filmmakers allowed inside postwar Germany, and he spent months interviewing child Holocaust survivors, many of whom appear in the film.

The film’s runtime is 104 minutes.

Abour the Speaker

J. E. Smyth is a film historian and critic for Cineaste Magazine and the author of several books on Hollywood, including Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance (2014) and the BFI Classics book on Zinnemann's From Here to Eternity (2015). Her latest book, Nobody's Girl Friday (published this spring by Oxford University Press) focuses on the powerful women who worked in the Hollywood studio system from 1924 to 1954.

Admission is free but booking is required as space is limited. Please register to attend below.

In partnership with the Holocaust Research Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London.

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