(Louis Malle, 1987, France, West Germany, Italy, 105 min.)
“Au revoir les enfants” tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youth enjoy true camaraderie — until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer/director Louis Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.
With an introduction and post-film discussion by Jean-Louis Pautrot, professor of French and international studies at Saint Louis University.
- All films are in French with English subtitles.
Friday, March 10 at 7:30pm to 9:20pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119