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AUCTION by Pascal Bonitzer premieres at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2024


Auction by Pascal Bonitzer.

Laemmle Royal
11523 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025

June 23, 2024 | 4:00 pm


LA Premiere of AUCTION, a drama about Nazi looted art, followed by a Q&A with Holocaust scholar Michael Berenbaum, will take place on June 23 at Laemmle Royal.

Based on true events, veteran French director, Pascal Bonitzer depicts the highbrow world of Parisian auctioneers at the famous (and fictional) Scottie’s auction house, where hotshot opportunist wheeler-dealer André Masson (Alex Lutz) receives a letter concerning the discovery of a painting in the home of a factory worker. Said painting, by Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele, had been long assumed lost — condemned and destroyed as “degenerate art” by the Nazis in 1939. Masson decides to make the trip to examine it and against all odds, the painting turns out to be the masterpiece gone missing. This could undoubtedly be the turning point of his career, but after a brief investigation, he realizes that he has in his hands a looted work of art. DCP, France, 2024, Drama, 91 Minutes, French with English subtitles.

Part of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2024 collection.

Directed by: Pascal Bonitzer
With: Alex Lutz, Léa Drucker, Nora Hamzawi, Louise Chevillotte

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with renowned Holocaust historian Michael Berenbaum.

For more information and to buy tickets, please click here.

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