Romain Gary is one of the most famous French novelists and the only writer to have twice won the Goncourt Prize for French literature. Barbier’s biopic offers a sweeping chronicle of his life, from his childhood in Poland and adolescence in Nice, to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II.
At the film’s heart is Gary’s complex relationship with his mother (played by the mesmerizing, award-winning actress Charlotte Gainsbourg), who drove him to greatness against all odds in a Europe torn by anti-Semitism and war.
Director Barbier describes his film as a “moving story, which concerns us and haunts us all; how dreams guide us or how they deceive us. But also why you should never give up.”
Refreshments included in ticket price.
Optional guided discussion follows each screening.
Drama (France, 2017) in French, 2 hours, 11 minutes.+ More... - Less...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7 Hatchville Rd
East Falmouth, MA 02536
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