Maria Schrader’s critically acclaimed Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe that World Premiered at the Locarno Film Festival will be released in the European Nordic market and the Baltics by Edge Entertainment. The film is expected to premiere in the region in 2017.
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe follows the years in exile in the life of Stefan Zweig, one of the most read German-language writers of his time. Having to escape the Nazi regime in his homeland Austria, Zweig travels 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.
The latest film from director Maria Schrader stars Josef Hader and Barbara Sukowa. The film received much acclaim on its premiere in Germany and has been chosen as Austria’s official selection for the Academy Awards.
Stefan Zweig was one of Europe’s most widely read authors during the 1930’s. His work has gained renewed interest in recent years, including the re-release of many of his novels and his landmark memoirs World of Yesterday.
“Zweig’s vision for a borderless Europe has gained further resonance in the past few years. We were delighted to find a film that dealt with his years in exile in a thoughtful, highly cinematic manner and we do look forward to release Farewell to Europe in 2017”, says Ignas Scheynius, Head of Acquistions at Edge Entertainment.