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    Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

    Directed by Maria Schrader
    Austria/France/Germany | 106 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

    Directed by Maria Schrader
    Austria/France/Germany | 106 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

    Directed by Maria Schrader
    Austria/France/Germany | 106 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

Austrian Jewish intellectual Stefan Zweig, one of the most read German-language writers of his time, left his homeland with the rise of Hitler. This all too relevant, smartly structured film focuses on Zweig’s years in exile, explored in five chapters and an epilogue. “Serious emotional wallop.” The Hollywood Reporter.

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film synopsis

Austrian Jewish intellectual Stefan Zweig (1881-1942), one of the most read German-language writers of his time, left his homeland with the rise of Hitler and spent years in exile, traveling between Buenos Aires, New York and Brazil.

Actress-turned-director Maria Schrader (the radiant star of Aimée & Jaguar) tells the story of those exile years in five chapters and an epilogue, crafting an exquisite second feature. She focuses on Zweig's struggles to find the right stance towards events in Nazi Germany, while searching for a home in the New World.

"What makes the work of Schrader and co-screenwriter Jan Schomburg psychologically insightful and also pack a serious emotional wallop is their smart choice to focus on a handful of specific moments, rather than opting for a more traditional bio-drama structure that tries to cram in a much larger chronology ... Much of the feature's quietly accumulated emotional power derives from the fact that viewers have to connect some of the dots themselves." Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

film details

Original Language Title: Vor Der Morgenröte – Stefan Zweig In Amerika
Country: Austria/France/Germany
Year: 2016
Running Time: 106 minutes
Language: German
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Maria Schrader
Producers: Stefan Arndt, Danny Krausz, Denis Poncet
Principal Cast: Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa, Aenne Schwarz, Matthias Brandt, Charly Hübner
Cinematographers: Wolfgang Thaler
Editor: Hansjörg Weißbrich
Music: Tobias Wagner
Screenwriter: Maria Schrader, Jan Schomburg
US Distributor: First Run Features
International Sales Company: Films Distribution

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