1992, Régis Wargnier, France, 157 min. With Catherine Deneuve, Linh Dan Pham.
- Sat, Jan 27th 5:00pm
- Tue, Jan 30th 6:00pm
"Hauntingly beautiful... Deneuve is magnificent." — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
This Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film (and nominee for Best Actress) spans the history of French Indochina from early stirrings of revolution in the 1930s to the loss of the colony in 1954. The story revolves around the relationship between Eliane (Deneuve), a French rubber-plantation owner, and Camille (Linh Dan Pham), her adopted Vietnamese daughter. The close bond between mother and daughter is tested, first by their passion for the same dashing French naval officer (Vincent Pérez), then by the forces of history, as Camille, swept up in the revolution, endures a perilous trek across her war-torn nation and becomes a folk heroine to the Communist insurgents. In French with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)
Tuesday lecture by Nora Annesley Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago