Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (106’)
- Sun, 12/08/2019 - 18:30
Germany, France, Austria 2016, 106’, Color
German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French; Turkish, English subtitled
Director: Maria Schrader
Screenplay: Maria Schrader, Jan Schomburg
Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler
Editing: Hansjörg Weissbrich
Music: Tobias Wagner
Production: X Filme Creative Pool, Idéale Audience, Dor Film, Maha Productions
Cast: Josef Hader, barbara Sukowa, Aenne Schwarz, Matthias Brandt
The years of exile in the life of Stefan Zweig, one of the most read German-language writers of his time, between Buenos Aires, New York and Brazil. As a Jewish intellectual, Zweig struggles to find the right stance towards the events in Nazi Germany, while searching for a home in the new world.
Born in Hannover in 1965, Maria Schrader co-directed Dani Levy’s film The Giraffe (1998). The first film she signs on her own is Love Life, which is shot in Israel in 2007 and based on Zeruya Shalev’s novel with the same title. She started her acting career as a student at the Staatsschauspiel Hannover and subsequently studied at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. She worked with directors such as Margarethe von Trotta, Doris Dörrie, Hans W. Geissendörfer, Peter Greenaway, Rajko Grilic and Agnieszka Holland. In 1999, at the Berlinale, she received the Silver Bear for Best Actress in Aimée & Jaguar by Max Färberböck. Recently, she thrills television audiences in the award-winning and internationally renowned series Deutschland 83 (2015). Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe is her second feature as director.