ChaiFlicks, a streaming platform dedicated to Jewish entertainment, announced Swiss drama series Labyrinth of Peace will start streaming in North America exclusively on the platform starting April 12, 2023.
A special presentation of the series, including a Q&A with its Tribeca Film Festival award-winning creator Petra Volpe (The Divine Order), will take place at the Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan’s commemoration of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) on April 18th.
Inspired by real events, Labyrinth of Peace offers a high-budget dramatization of the tensions, corruption, and intrigue that unfolded in hitherto-neutral Switzerland in the aftermath of World War II. Through the story of one family of Swiss industrial magnates, Labyrinth of Peace explores issues such as Switzerland’s complicity in Nazi crimes, its assistance to escaping war criminals and treatment of Jewish survivors after the war.
A co-production from Zodiac Entertainment and ARTE, Labyrinth of Peace premiered in Switzerland in 2020 as the centerpiece of national broadcaster SRF’s slate marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Lead actors, Annina Walt and Dimitri Stapfer, earned the Best Actress and Best Actor awards at the Swiss Television Awards for their roles in the series, respectively.
Labyrinth of Peace earned several awards on the Jewish film festival circuit upon U.S. distribution in 2022, including the Audience Award for Best Narrative and the Jury Prize for Best Narrative at the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival and the Audience Choice Award at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival.
Series creator Petra Volpe, who will participate in the NYC premiere, is best known for her debut feature film The Divine Order, Switzerland’s official entry for the 90th Academy Awards for which she also earned the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival’s Nora Ephron prize.