Haunted by his father's portrait of his grandparents who vanished in the Holocaust, Joseph Koerner returns to Vienna to solve their mystery. Completed eighty years after the Anschluss, The Burning Child (2019, 113 min.) is a moving, visually-stunning journey through Vienna's urban and psychic interior to a buried past, where dreams of home became, for a city's most ardent homemaker's, an unimaginable nightmare.
Filmmaker in attendance.
Co-sponsored by the Remarque Institute and the Department of Cinema Studies.
Free & open to the public.