Film exhibition ‘The Holocaust and the optics of justice’. Screening of ‘The Reader’

Casa de América and Centro Sefarad-Israel are organizing this film exhibition as part of Holocaust Remembrance Month.

With the end of World War II, many courts and jurists asked how to judge a crime of such dimensions never before seen in the history of mankind as the Holocaust. The Nuremberg trials became the paradigm for the judicial treatment of the Shoah, but there was more. And all of them made societies of different countries and cultures reflect on the atrocities that were committed especially against the Jewish people.

For this reason, the film exhibition that Casa de América and Centro Sefarad-Israel have been organizing for more than five years in connection with Holocaust Remembrance Month will be dedicated in this edition to the perspective of justice in the face of the Shoah. From different points of view and under the title “The Holocaust and the optics of justice”, three films will offer different approaches to the post-World War II legal proceedings. “The Holocaust and the optics of justice” three films will offer, from the collective and the personal, diverse approaches to post-World War II legal proceedings.

The second film will be the Oscar-winning “The Reader”.

The reader
Year: 2008
Director: Stephen Daldry
Script: David Hare

Duration: 123 minutos

Synopsis: Germany after World War II (1939-1945). Michael Berg (David Kross), a fifteen-year-old boy, loses consciousness on his way home from school. Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), a serious and reserved woman twice his age, picks him up and takes him home. A passionate and secret idyll arises between the two, which is interrupted by Hanna’s mysterious disappearance. Eight years later, as a law student, Michael sees her again, but in a situation he could never have imagined.

Reparto: Kate Winslet, David Kross, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Alexandra Maria Lara, Linda Bassett, Susanne Lothar, Matthias Habich, Ludwig Blochberger, Volker Bruch, Hannah Herzsprung, Jeanette Hain, Jonas Jägermeyr.

The film will be screened in its original version with Spanish subtitles.

This activity is part of Holocaust Remembrance Month, whose activities can be shared on social networks with the hashtag #HolocaustMemorialMonth.


Free admission. Capacity 80 seats.

Numbered tickets will be distributed at the box office of the Information Point (Plaza de Cibeles s/n) of Casa de América, one hour before the beginning of the activity.


Jan 22 2022




Casa de América, Iberia Room
Plaza de Cibeles 2, Madrid


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