Sun 17 Jun

The Confession

Cert. 15

Classics, Special Screenings

L'Aveu

138 mins

in French with EN subs

ITA/FRA | 1970 | dir. Costa-Gavras, with Yves Montand, Simone Signoret

Anton Ludvik (Yves Montand in a heartrending performance) is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, tortured and made to confess to treason. Based on the true story of Artur London and sharply written by Jorge Semprun, The Confession is a plea against every form of totalitarianism.

Followed by a discussion with Petr Blazek (Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes) and Ivan Margolius, son of Rudolf Margolius who was sentenced to death in 1952 trial.

As part of Projecting Czech History 1918 – 2018

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