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The City without Jews

+ intro by Fumiko Tsuneishi, Head of the Technical Department at the Austrian Filmarchiv

A biting satire on anti-Semitism and the rise of the far-right, restored by the Austrian Film Archive.

Due to popular demand, this screening has been moved to NFT1 and the seating will now be unallocated. These additional tickets will go on sale to BFI Champions Thu 31 Jan 11:30, BFI Members Thu 31 Jan 12:30 and to the public from Fri 1 Feb 11:30.

Image from The City without Jews

Austria 1924
Dir Hans Karl Breslauer
With Johannes Rieman, Eugen Neufeld, Hans Moser, Anna Milety
With live piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne

To accompany the Colour in Film Conference held at the BFI Southbank (25-26 Feb 2019) we are delighted to present the Austrian Film Archive’s restoration of The City without Jews, recently unearthed in a Paris flea market and presented with its original tints. The film is a biting satire on anti-Semitism and the rise of the far-right in an era of economic crisis. The visionary author of the book on which the film is based, Hugo Bettauer, was shot by a Nazi in Vienna soon after the film was released.


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