Classics, Festivals & Series, Special Screenings
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An exceptional film by Jean Renoir filmed in 1943 and set in the midst of World War II. Charles Laughton plays a timid middle-aged schoolteacher who is drawn into the Resistance standing up to the Nazis. The film is an openly polemical parable about the necessity to resist the Occupation. Renoir affirmed his films of the period ‘breathed the breath of anti-Fascism’ appealing to a common spirit of brotherhood and solidarity.
Presented in a new digitally restored version