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STEFAN ZWEIG – FAREWELL TO EUROPE is an episodic depiction of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig’s life in exile. At the height of his worldwide fame, he is driven into exile and in despair about the downfall of Europe, which he himself anticipates. The story of a refugee, a story of loss of the old and the search for a new home.

Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, New York, and Petrópolis are four stations of Stefan Zweig’s exile, which, while they offer him a safe haven, warm acceptance and an overwhelmingly beautiful tropical setting, cannot help him to find peace, nor can they replace his true home. A historical film with stunning visuals about a great artist and a film about the time when all of Europe was fleeing.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Maria Schrader
Screenplay Maria Schrader, Jan Schomburg
Cinematography Wolfgang Thaler
Cast Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa, Aenne Schwarz
Producers Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott, Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker, Denis Poncet
Production Companies X Filme Creative Pool, Idéale Audience, Dor Film, Maha Productions
Runtime 106 min
Format DCP, color, cs
 German, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Ludwigshafen 2016, Locarno 2016 (Piazza Grande), Tallinn Black Nights 2016, Palm Springs 2017, Bengaluru 2017, Kino Pavasaris Vilnius 2017, Istanbul 2017, Shanghai 2017
Awards Bavarian Film Prize 2016 (Best Director), EFA People's Choice Award 2017
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Creative Europe MEDIA, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, ÖFI, CNC
German Distributor X Verleih

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