The AJR was proud to be the sponsor of the UK premiere of Stealing Klimt on Wednesday 27 February at the Odeon Swiss Cottage.
Organised by the Jewish Film Festival, the screening of the film was followed by a discussion . panel featuring the film’s writer and executive producer Martin Smith, historian Professor David Cesarani, Elisabeth Koegler (Minister at the Austrian embassy), who spoke in her personal capacity, and the AJR's Dr Anthony Grenville.
Reviews of Stealing Klimt:
"The Holocaust was not just the greatest murder in history; it was also the greatest theft of art in history. This dramatic film recounts the decades long struggle by Maria Altmann, born and raised in Austria, to recover five Gustav Klimt paintings stolen from her family by the Nazis in 1938, and which have been hanging in the Austrian National Gallery since 1945." Jewish Film Festival
“Propelled by eloquent talking heads, this detective tale brims with juicy plot points exposing how 20th-century crimes continue to create unsightly bulges under 21st-century rugs.” Variety Magazine