Virtual Screening and Q+A: The Tobacconist

Virtual Screening and Q+A: The Tobacconist

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Film will be available to stream July 10-24 through Israel Film Center STREAM. Click here for free tickets to the live virtual Q+A with filmmakers on July 16, 1PM EDT.

This is a virtual, online-only event. Film will be available to stream July 10-24 through Israel Film Center STREAM. You will need to create an account on the site in order to watch the film. Film only available in the US.

The Tobacconist
Dir. Nikolaus Leytner
Germany | 2018| 108 min.

Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-hall dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis' arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?

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