EDITH TUDOR–HART, A COURAGEOUS WOMAN WITH A MISSION
a documentary film by Peter Stephan Jungk
When she wasn’t working as a Soviet agent, she was taking photos of Vienna’s and London’s workers and street children, of poverty and social deprivation.
Being a secret agent doesn’t seem to have come naturally to the photographer Edith Tudor-Hart (born Edith Suschitzky in 1908, in Vienna, died 1973 in Brighton).
She recruited Kim Philby, and was one of the architects of the Cambridge Five, the Soviet Union’s most successful spy ring in Great Britain.
Edith was Jungk’s great aunt, his mother’s cousin; the writer/film maker tries to unravel the truth about his aunt’s life, in Austria, Great Britain and Russia .
A documentary about the renowned photographer, about a spy with a conscience and hidden secrets in a family.
"I watched this compelling film with fascination. An amazing quest – and very timely." Michael Haneke
The film's next international screening will take place at the Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) in the UK on...
... MON 13th November 16:45 & WED 15th November 15:30 @ Everyman Leeds
followed by the San Diego Jewish Film Festival (SDJFF) in the USA in February 2018.
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Peter Stephan Jungk, the Director & Writer
The prolific novelist, essayist, documentary film maker and screenwriter was born in the United States and raised in Austria and Germany.
He studied screenwriting at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
Several of Jungk’s books have been published in the US and in Great Britain – his novel The Perfect American, a dramatic portrayal of Walt Disney’s last months, was turned into an opera by Philip Glass and premiered in 2013.
"Tracking Edith" is based on Jungk's biography of his great aunt, published as "Die Dunkelkammern der Edith Tudor-Hart" by S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt in 2015.
The Producer Lillian Birnbaum
born in New York City, raised in Vienna, Austria.
In 2010 she founded the production company peartree entertainment in Vienna with an office in Paris. peartree’s goal is to create film and TV projects that are stimulating and entertaining for mind and soul. Lillian develops and packages the projects and seeks global financing to bring them to the screen. Several international projects are in development.
Between 1997 and 2009, Lillian was the closest collaborator of film producer and multiple Oscar winner Arthur Cohn.
Lillian executive produced award winning films, including
Central Station by Walter Salles in 1998, which won the Golden Bear in Berlin,
One Day In September by Kevin MacDonald which won the Oscar in 2000 for Best Documentary,
The Children of Huang Shi directed by Roger Spottiswoode,
The Yellow Handkerchief, 2008, directed by Udayan Prasad, starring William Hurt, Eddie Redmayne and Kristen Stewart.
A 2016, 92 min, 16:9, DCP, German, English, Russian, French with English Subtitles
Music Score Rupert Huber
Animation Neuer Österreichischer Trickfilm
SOUNDTRACK (Original Score by Rupert Huber) available at...