The First Man

Showtimes

Film runs Sun, Jun 9 through Wed, Jun 12.

Sun, Jun 9

8:30pm

Sun, Jun 9

8:45pm

Wed, Jun 12

4:00pm

The First Man
Le premier homme | Gianni Amelio, 2011
France/Algeria/Italy | Italian with English subtitles | 100 minutes

Screening added Sunday, June 9 at 8:45pm! 

This adaptation of Albert Camus’ last novel, left unfinished by the Nobel Prize winner when he died in a car accident at 46, is a fictionalized autobiography: part childhood memoir set in 1920s Algeria, part epic narrative of a country on the eve of revolution in the 1950s as it struggles for independence from France. The movement back and forth in time helps explain the protagonist’s conflicted political position in the incipient revolution. Beautiful cinematography by Yves Cape (La vie en rose) effectively captures the contrast between the glowing warmth of the sun and sea of Camus’s childhood, as described in his writing, and the more subdued tones portraying the intellectual he becomes.

Series: Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2013

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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