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PROMISE AT DAWN / LA PROMESSE DE L’AUBE (N/C 15+)

Writer Roman Gary’s Promise at Dawn, published in 1960, is a work of fiction inspired by his own life. It is recounted with a lot of verve and probably more than a little invention. After a 1971 Jules Dassin adaptation, it is the subject of Eric Barbier’s new film.  Gary grew up with his Russian-Jewish mother in Poland in the 1920s before moving to Nice; enlisted in the Free French Forces during the Second World War as a bombardier; married Jean Seberg; became the French Consul General in Los Angeles; and pursued a career as an award-winning novelist. 

 

Cast Pierre Niney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bourdon  

Director Eric Barbier | 2017 | France | 170 mins

The second film adaptation of Romain Gary’s epic memoir is a diverting melange of pathos, comedy and ripe camembert. – Variety    

FILM SHOWING 

Inverness Eden Court | Saturday 3rd November 20:15

Hereford Courtyard | Monday 12th November 20:00

Chichester at New Park | Wednesday 14th November 14:15

Edinburgh Filmhouse | Friday 16th November 20:25

 

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