Dir. Diane Kurys (110min, France, 2013)
In French with English Subtitles
DC Premiere

In her mid-thirties, Anne knows practically nothing of her family’s past. After her mother’s death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at her parents’ past life.

In a journey that stretches from Nazi concentration camps to post-war France, to the 1980s, Anne’s destiny intertwines with her father’s past until they form a single, unforgettable story in the latest film from veteran director Diane Kurys (Sagan). Featuring French stars Nicolas Duvauchelle, Benoit Magimel and Melanie Thierry.

Co-Presented by Advanced French Coversation in Alexandria, VA and Alliance Francaise.

French filmmaker Diane Kurys began as an actress with Jean-Louis Barrault's company. She went on to nominal film stardom, but didn't like roles she was getting and wasn't fond of taking orders from others. With a government grant, Kurys wrote a screenplay which developed into her first directorial effort: Peppermint Soda (Diabolo Menthe, 1979), the first of several films which delved into Kurys' own life as a child of divorce, as well as her relationships with her parents and siblings.



Sunday, March 2, 1:00 pm

AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

Tuesday, March 4, 6:30 pm
Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC


"Technically, the film is handsomely put together, from Gilles Henry's classy widescreen cinematography to Armand Amar's strings-driven score, which helps move the film back and forth between the periods and between tension-filled scenes and emotion-driven melodrama."
-Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter


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