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Au revoir les enfants


Au revoir les enfants
courtesy Nouvelles Editions de Films S.L
Au revoir les enfants
Introduced by Candice Bergen
Thu, Nov 10, 2005 7 PM
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.)