Through Lotte's Lens

  |  Book Tickets: 13/03/2018
  |  145 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Through Lotte's Lens Film Poster


This film tells the story of the ‘Hitler émigrés’ - the many thousands of people, mainly but not exclusively Jews, who found safe have in the UK after Hitler came to power, and the many contributions they made to their adopted country. Director Tony Britten says: “I have been fascinated by the profound influence that the immigrants from Nazi Germany and Austria in the 1930’s had on the arts, science and business of the UK. When I discovered the collection of celebrated photographer Lotte Meitner-Graf, it seemed like a wonderful door was opening on this project”. Lotte’s escape from Austria in 1938 mirrored many of her compatriots, and subsequent subjects. She settled in London and after the war opened a studio in Bond Street. This documentary attempts to ‘re-create’ that studio, and those that passed through it. UK 2017 Tony Britten We hope to welcome director Tony Britten back to Chichester to introduce and Q&A his film.