The Train, 1964, John Frankenheimer

Rose Valland and Nazi-confiscated Art
The Train by John Frankenheimer

July 2 and 27, 2024

Together with the Institut français d'Autriche, we will screen John Frankenheimer's exciting thriller about art looted by the Nazis, The Train (1964), inspired by an episode in the life of Rose Valland (1898-1980). The screenings are part of a cycle the Institut français d'Autriche is dedicating to Valland in June and July with its partners in Linz and Vienna: Starting in 1940, the art historian and resistance fighter was responsible for conservation at the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris. The museum was a hub for artworks looted by the National Socialists and, thanks to Valland's commitment, more than 60,000 of them could be saved, for which she later received the Legion d'honneur and the Medaille de la Résistance. (Christoph Huber / Translation: Ted Fendt)

In collaboration with Institut français d'Autriche and with an introduction by Christoph Huber

The Train

(1964, 133 min)
For each series, films are listed in screening order.
Running time: 133 min
Tue, 02.07.2024 20:30
Introduced by Christoph Huber / Free admission for supporting members
Sat, 27.07.2024 20:30