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SCREENING: The War is Over by Alain Resnais

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La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Rd NW

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Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 P.M.

at La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

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SECURITY RULES: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy.

No need to print your ticket, but no one will be admitted without reservation and proper ID.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. We encourage you to use taxi, ridesharing or public transportation.


THE WAR IS OVER

By Alain Resnais

1966 - France - 122 min.

As part of the “Filming Spain’s Exile in Our Hearts” film series, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy is proud to present a screening of the film The War is Over (La Guerre est finie).

From an Academy-Award nominated screenplay by Jorge Semprun, French director Alain Resnais created a classically beautiful cinematic account of a revolutionary’s voyage from Spain to report to party headquarters in Paris and to visit his Scandinavian mistress (Ingrid Thulin). Played by Yves Montand, Diego is a “professional revolutionary” who fights against the fascist regime in Spain, despite knowing the cause is hopeless.

Moving across time, incorporating “flash-forwards,” and space, travelling between France and Spain, the story unfolds from the perspective of Diego, whose own ideological crisis pushes the film into a psychological realm reflective of Resnais’ previous films (Hiroshima Mon Amour and Last Year at Marienbad). Thanks to Resnais’ realistic confrontation of a generation’s political plight 30 years after the Spanish Civil War, La Guerre est finie is "a landmark film" in cinematic history (Dave Kehr). "With La Guerre est finie, [Resnais] unexpectedly gives us not only psychology but an exciting thriller, done with great artistry" (Roger Ebert).

The War is Over will be presented by Professor Pierre Verdaguer and Professor José Maria Naharro-Calderón (University of Maryland).


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