Official screening

  • friday, 8 september 2023
Sala Casinò
by Daphne Baiwir
with Patrick McGilligan, David Wrobel, Serge Thiriet, Susan Schillinglaw, Karina Von Tippelskirch

(2023, Francia, 84')

During World War II, many English and American filmmakers were hired to make anti-Nazi propaganda cinema. The film that shocked audiences the most was Lifeboat by Alfred Hitchcock, who once stated: “Yes. One of the things that drew the fire of the American critics is that I had shown a German as being superior to the other char­acters”. What if Hitchcock’s film missed the mark?
What if his film would have been received as defending Nazi ideology?
Daphne Baiwir spent months consulting archives in the United States to make a film that shows the story of Alfred Hitchcock’s most controversial film.

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