Emmanuel Bourdieu, France/Belgium, 2016, 97MIN, French with English subtitles
This stirring drama is based on the real-life encounter between the controversial French author Louis-Ferdinand Céline, and Milton Hindus, a young American literature professor, in 1948 Denmark, where the Frenchman was in self-imposed exile. Hindus, who was Jewish, would later write of his shock and disappointment at his encounter with Céline, who was accused of collaborating with the Nazis. Denis Lavant (Holy Motors) brings us into the mind of the great, if deeply troubled, artist and author of Journey to the End of the Night. Directed by Emmanuel Bourdieu (co-writer of the Arnaud Desplechin films Esther Kahn and My Sex Life ... or How I Got Into an Argument).
Filmmaker Emmanuel Bourdieu in person for Q&A.