UW Cinematheque | The Zone of Interest (2023)

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Vilas Hall, Rm. 4070
@ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Zone of Interest

USA, UK, Poland | 2023 | DCP | 106 min. | German, Polish with English subtitles
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Cast: Sandra Hüller, Christian Friedel, Freya Kreutzkam
This chilling adaptation of Martin Amis’ novel depicts the rather banal domestic life of Hedwig Höss (Hüller) and her husband, Rudolf Höss (Friedel), commandant at Auschwitz. Filmed on location, the story is set almost entirely in the family home of the Hösses, who raised their children directly adjacent to the train tracks, gas chambers, and crematoria of the death camp. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival and one of the best-reviewed films of the last year, The Zone of Interest is another fascinating study of pathological behavior from the eclectic Glazer, director of Sexy Beast, Birth, and Under the Skin.