Au revoir les enfants
This seven-film series celebrates the work of filmmaker Louis Malle, who earned fame and acclaim both in his native France and in the U.S., his adopted home. Malle helped shape the cinematic innovations of the French New Wave in the 1950s and 1960s with such groundbreaking films as<i>Les Amants</i>, then brought his fresh sensibility and eclectic interests to Hollywood. Candice Bergen, married to Malle from 1981 to his death, joins us for the screening of his autobiographical<i>Au revoir les enfants</i>.
Actress Candice Bergen introduces tonight's screening of Au revoir les enfants, one of Louis Malle's most celebrated films. Bergen, the late director's wife of many years, shares insights in a conversation with Bill Horrigan, the Wexner Center's director of media arts.
Please join us before the film for a free reception in Mershon Auditorium Lobby from 6 to 7 pm.
One of Malle's more directly autobiographical films, Au revoir les enfants takes place in a provincial Catholic boarding school where three new students are mysteriously introduced during the waning days of World War II. It's a piercingly observed depiction of life under the German occupation and of the extreme vulnerability of Jews to both Nazi officials and local informants. (103 mins.)
Admission$7 students (tickets required)