KINO! Film Salon: Farewell to Europe
Sun, 15.08.2021 2:00 PM EDT
KINO! Film Salon is a monthly online film club to discuss German film.
How it works: Each month we choose a German film or series currently available to stream, watch it independently, and come together for a hosted conversation with other fans of German film.
In August we’ll talk about Farewell to Europe by Maria Schrader (I’m Your Man, Unorthodox), which is available to stream in the U.S. on platforms including Apple TV and Kanopy.
Driven into exile in the 1930s, at the peak of his international success, Austrian writer Stefan Zweig falls into despair at the sight of Europe’s downfall, which he had anticipated early on. Farewell to Europe is the story of a refugee, a tale of losing one’s homeland and of the search for a new one. Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, New York, Petrópolis are four stations of an expatriate unable to find peace. Despite the generous welcome and the overwhelming opulence of tropical vegetation Zweig encounters, nothing can replace his homeland.
Hosted by Sydney Levine
Sydney Levine consults, interviews, and writes about filmmakers and the film industry. She has taught international film business at universities including UCLA, Chapman, The New School of Social Research, and the University of Television and Film Munich, as well as at festivals including the Cannes Producers Workshop, and Berlinale Talents. She created FilmFinders, the film industry’s first database, which was acquired by IMDb. She currently lives in Berlin and Los Angeles.
KINO! Film Salon is a production of Telescope Film, in partnership with the German Film Office.
Vor der Morgenröte
Dir. Maria Schrader
With Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa, Aenne Schwarz, Matthias Brandt