Transformed by an atrocity
Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time
Directed by Robert B. Weide, Dan Argott
Released 22 July (cinemas and digital platforms)
Full review published in Reform magazine.
The late Kurt Vonnegut claims that after touching a tree trunk he saw the bombing of Dresden before it actually happened, and it’s easy to believe him. His whole life, he says, has been unstuck in time. Born in Indianapolis in 1922, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 and was shipped off as a POW to Dresden, a bustling metropolis unlike anything he’d previously seen. He survived the Allied bombing of that city inside an underground meat locker and emerged to see it razed to the ground. The Germans had him and fellow prisoners search for bodies amongst the ruins.
Back in the States… [Read the rest at Reform magazine]
Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time is out in cinemas and on Altitude Film digital platform in the UK from Friday, July 22nd.
Read my longer review.
Adaptation of Vonnegut’s Mother Night (writer-producer Robert B. Weide, 1996) – review.
Never Look Away (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2018) also covers the bombing of Dresden – review.