Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
In a Europe ravaged by war and persecution, Austrian writer Stefan Zweig is forced to flee and live in exile in South and North America. As a Jew and intellectual, he no longer has a place in the society where he grew up, and from his outside perspective in exile, he tries to understand from a distance what is happening in his former homeland. Gunnar Bolin at Kulturnytt on P1 calls the film beautiful and moving, and Svenska Dagbladets Jan Söderqvist stated that "Farwell to Europe is a series of sad tableaus from far away and close, a broken statement that requires both prior knowledge and an ability to read between the lines". The film was Austria's contribution to Best Foreign Films at the Oscar Gala 2017.