FICTION
FIRST FILM

Abschied von den Eltern

Farewell

Astrid Johanna Ofner
The film Farewell is based on the story Abschied von den Eltern (Leavetaking) written by playwright and author Peter Weiss in 1960. In this autobiographical work, Weiss tells of his childhood and adolescence in 1920s and ’30s Germany, followed by the journey across half of Europe by his half-Jewish family in their efforts to escape persecution by the Nazis.It is an odyssey that also represents the young first-person narrator’s existential struggle as an artist, as he strives to build an independent life for himself as a painter and author.
Technical Data
Running time: 78
Format: Super-8 mm, HD, digital
Screen ratio: 16:9
Language spoken: German
Production year: 2017
Credits
Director(s): Astrid Johanna Ofner
Writer(s): Astrid Johanna Ofner based on a novel by Peter Weiss
Cinematographer(s): Astrid Johanna Ofner, Peter Roehsler
Key cast: Sven Dolinski
Producer: Astrid Johanna Ofner
Premiere: Locarno (Cineasti del presente)
Awards (selection): Boccalino Independent Critics’ Award for Best Script (Locarno)
Production company
trotzdemfilm
Hegelgasse 8/20
1010 Vienna
tel:+43 664 130 38 88
With
Little Magnet Films, Nanookfilm