Two French Films at the National Center for Jewish Film’s festival
This year, the National Center for Jewish Film will be screening two French films as part of its annual festival: Jean-Jaques Zilbermann’s To Life (A la vie) and François Margolin’s The Art Dealer (L’Antiquaire).
For more information on this festival, please click here.
To Life (A la vie)
Veteran French writer/director Jean-Jacques Zilbermann sets his engaging new drama in postwar Paris where Hélène (Julie Depardieu), a young Auschwitz survivor rebuilds her life while searching for her friends Lily and Rose (Johanna ter Steege, Suzanne Clément). When the women are finally reunited, they share a watershed vacation in the seaside town of Berck-Plage, enjoying the intimacies of life, love and faith. This emotionally complex film about the sustaining power of women’s friendship was inspired by the director’s mother and her annual vacation with the friends she made in the camps.
Director: Jean-Jacques Zilbermann | France | 2014 | 104m | French w/ English subtitles
The Art Dealer (L’Antiquaire)
Saturday, May 9 at 2:00 pm - Museum of Fine Arts (buy tickets)
A stylish Parisian thriller set in the murky world of Nazi-looted art. A young journalist, Esther Stegmann (Anna Sigalevitch), finds herself caught up in a web of betrayal and complicity as she investigates stolen family paintings, and uncovers a story that has been buried for decades by those closest to her. Also starring Michel Bouquet and Louis-Do de Lencquesaing.
Director: François Margolin | France | 2014 | 95m | French w/ English subtitles