Portrait of Wally

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Portrait of Wally – UK Jewish Film Festival

  • Thu 15 Nov 2012
  • 7:00PM
Imported 1701
Imported 1701

Soho Hotel

4 Richmond MewsLondon W1D 3DH



(A) bombshell! ‘Portrait of Wally’ isn’t just about stolen art: It’s about cultural skullduggery, political sleaze, institutional hypocrisy and the virtues of persistence” Variety
“A cinematic masterwork about a painted masterpiece” Huffington Post

Egon Schiele painted his beloved red headed, blue eyed girlfriend Walburga Neuzil in 1912, and in 1939 the Nazis seized control of the painting, which was in the collection of Lea Bondi. For 70 years the Bondi family fought to reclaim the painting in a battle with the Austrian government and the New York Museum of Modern Art. Andrew Shea’s thrilling investigative documentary highlights the agonizing struggle surrounding the painting’s ownership. The campaign was highly significant in facilitating the restitution of art stolen from Jewish families during the Holocaust which later surfaced in European and US museums.

Introduced by Anke Adler-Slottke, Director, Christie’s International

This film is screened as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival 2012 (1-18 Noevember).  To find out more and book tickets please visit the website.