Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, New York, Petrópolis: stages in Stefan Zweig’s life that could not replace his homeland despite hospitable receptions at each stop. The Austrian Jewish intellectual foresaw Europe’s decline earlier than most, fleeing his native land in 1934, never to return from exile.
Actress-turned-director Maria Schrader (the brilliant lead in Aimee & Jaguar) tells the story of Zweig’s exile years in five lyrical chapters, bringing to light the liminal expatriate existence of one of the century’s greatest minds.
Tuesday, May 23, 8:30 pm
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Avenue
Sunday, May 28, 4:00 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD
This film is a part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival.
This event is part of the European Month of Culture (EUMC). Now in its fifth year, EUMC is a month-long festival of innovative and creative events for the American public highlighting the diverse cultures of all 28 European Union Member countries. Enjoy film, dance, music, theatre, exhibits, language classes, workshops and more in great venues throughout Washington DC. Most events are free! To see all EUMC events, click here.