Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner
France, 2010, 111 minutes
English, wish some subtitled French, Italian, German and Yiddish
Kristin Scott Thomas portrays an American journalist living in Paris who finds her life becoming entwined with the life of a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious 1942 “Vel’d’Hiv” roundup of the Jews of Paris. Based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s bestselling novel.
Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Sara Jay, a doctoral candidate in the History Department of Washington University and 2011-2012 Fulbright Scholar to Israel, whose research focuses on modern Jewish history.