Following up from considerations of the chapter on Action from Hanna Arendt’s pivotal text The Human Condition the last reading group of the term will host discussions around the recently released biographical film about the the influential philosopher and political theorist.
‘The banality of evil is examined in this solid and intelligent account of Arendt’s controversial conclusions on the trial of Adolf Eichmann. Deftly blending low-key drama with archival black-and-white footage of the Nazi’s cross-examination, director Margarethe von Trotta raises thorny questions about complicity and guilt, conclusions which caused outrage when first aired in the pages of the New Yorker. Award-winner Barbara Sukowa is excellently measured in the title role‘
Mark Kermode, Guardian film Review