Tuesday, November 4, 2014

"For A Woman" is November's Foreign Film: Watch Trailer - Screening on November 10

Our next foreign film is For A Woman: A Story of Love, War and the Secrets of a Generation. This French film  will be shown at the Main Library at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 10, and then be made available for checkout.

The main character Anne is based on director Diane Kurys’ mother. In her mid-thirties, Anne still knows very little of her family’s past. After her mother dies, Anne finds old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at her parents’ life after the concentration camps of World War II. Her research reveals the existence of a mysterious uncle everyone seems intent on forgetting entirely. As she closes in on a discovery she didn’t expect, her father grows ever more ill and may take the family secrets to his grave. In a journey that stretches from post-war France to the 1980s, Anne’s destiny intertwines with her father’s past until they form a single, unforgettable story.

The film runs approximately 110 minutes in French with English subtitles. It is free and open to the public. The film is unrated.

For A Woman is part of the Film Movement series featured at the Library. The DVD will be available to Library patrons for checkout after the public showing. Included on the DVD is a short titled Le Ballon de Rouge. Set in Paris in November 1963, the film is about a mysterious young man who approaches a beautiful woman in a bar and tells her what will happen if she agrees to run away with him. The short runs about 20 minutes.

For A Woman will be shown in the Catherine Drake Meeting Room, which is handicapped accessible from Church Street. Patrons are welcome to bring light refreshments.  
For more information, call 610-258-2917 ext 307.

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