By Maria Schrader, Germany, France, Austria, 2016, with: Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa, Aenne Schwarz.
In German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French with French subtitles.
Stefan Zweig tells the story of the Austrian writer and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942. Zweig was one of the most famous writers of his time, but as a Jewish intellectual struggled to find the right stance towards Nazi Germany. Driven to emigrate to South America at the peak of his fame, Zweig fell into despair. This visually stunning and emotionally powerful film explores what it means to be a refugee, and exposes the difficult decision whether to speak out or remain silent in the face of tyranny.
"Handsome…thoughtful. Zweig is played beautifully by Josef Hader; Barbara Sukowa is unsurprisingly great." - Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
"Beautifully captures the mysterious life of the once-famed author. Intellectually involving and strikingly made." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times