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Festival in Media
Section: Made in Germany
Country: Germany Austria/France
Year: 2016


Vor der Morgenröte 

color/106 minutes

Director: Maria Schrader Screenplay: Maria Schrader, Jan Schomburg Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler Editing: Hansjörg Weißbrich Music: Tobias Wagner Cast: Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa, Aenne Schwarz, Matthias Brandt, Charly Hübner, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Vincent Nemeth

The years of exile in the life of famous German speaking writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" towards the events in WWII Germany and his search for a home in the new world.

Production: Dor Film, ARTE France Cinéma, Maha Productions, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, X Filme Creative Pool, Idéale Audience



Maria Schrader

Maria Schrader, who is born in Hannover in 1965, co-directs Dani Levy’s film The Giraffe(1998). The first film she signs on her own is Love Life, which is shot in Israel in 2007 and based on Zeruya Shalev’s novel with the same title. The film premières at the Festa del Cinema in Rome in 2007. She starts her acting career as a student at the Staatsschauspiel Hannover. In 1999, at the Berlinale, she receives the Silver Bear for Best Actress in Aimée & Jaguar by Max Färberböck.

Selected Filmography

2016 Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

2007 Love Life

1998 The Giraffe (co-director)