14th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival  March 28 – April 8, 2019

Free screening

Stefan Zweig
Farewell to Europe

Thursday, March 22, 4:00 & 7:30 PM
Stirn Auditorium, Amherst College, Amherst

The official Austrian entry for Best Foreign Language Feature at the 2016 Oscars, Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe 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 he struggled to find the right stance towards the events in Nazi Germany. Driven to emigrate to South America at the peak of his worldwide fame, Zweig fell into despair at the sight of Europe's downfall. This visually stunning and emotionally powerful film explores what it means to be a refugee, and exposes the difficult decision to speak out or remain silent in the face of tyranny.

Q&A with Christian Rogowski, Professor of European Studies and German, Amherst College

Official Entry, Best Foreign Language Feature, Academy Awards

Narrative | 2016 | 106 minutes
Austria, Germany, France | German, English, French, and Spanish with subtitles
Directed by Maria Schrader

 

 

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