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The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the encore of the critically-acclaimed new film “The Tobacconist” July 26-28 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“The Tobacconist” debuted to rave audience reviews at the recent Sedona International Film Festival and is returning to Sedona by popular demand.
The film stars Bruno Ganz as Sigmund Freud in one of his last motion picture appearances. Sadly, Ganz passed away in February of this year.
“The Tobacconist” — based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler — is a tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.
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?
“The Tobacconist” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre July 26-28. Showtimes will be 4 and 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26; and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.