Film + Lecture
Hitler versus Picasso and the Others /
Hitler versus Picasso and the Others
In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize “degenerate art,” and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify “classic art.”
Narrated by Toni Servillo (star of Oscar winner The Great Beauty), Hitler vs Picasso is an incredible journey through five exhibitions, displaying masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir, and Gauguin. Linked to each exhibition are moving stories of those who witnessed the systematic destruction and looting of the time – from the Bernheimer family, who were forced to barter their freedom, to “Hitler’s dealer,” Cornelius Gurlitt, known to have hidden away some of the most priceless art treasures of the century.
“A state-of-the-art detective story exploring the Nazis’ obsession with art and creativity, Hitler Vs Picasso mixed history, art and human drama for an unforgettable cinema experience.” State Cinema