Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe
Maria Schrader, Austria/France/Germany, 2016, 106MIN, German, English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish with English subtitlesCLOSING NIGHT
Known for her performances in Aimée and Jaguar and In Darkness, Maria Schrader goes behind the camera to chronicle the years of exile of Stefan Zweig, one of the most widely read German writers of his time. In the film, told in five chapters, from the mid 1930s to 1942, and taking place in Buenos Aires, New York and Brazil, Zweig struggles to find the right stance toward the events in Nazi Germany, while searching for a home abroad. Schrader’s emotional film is as much about a tormented literary icon as it is about a continent going up in flames. Starring Josef Hader as Zweig and Barbara Sukowa (Hannah Arendt) as his wife, Friderike.
Introduction by author Leo Spitzer and Q&A with actor Stephen Singer at 9 pm screening.