Cinema J: Farewell Mr. Haffmann

Cinema J: Farewell Mr. Haffmann

April 16, 2023
7:00 PM

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Cinema J: Farewell Mr. HaffmannSunday, April 16 | 7:00 PM | $12French with English subtitles | Drama | France, 2022 | 1h 55mScreening Location: Bender JCC – Kreeger AuditoriumThe legendary Daniel Auteuil gives one of his most superlative screen performances in the gripping new historical drama from writer/director Fred Cavayé, based on Jean-Philippe Daguerre’s celebrated, multi Molière Award-winning play. Occupied Paris, 1941: all members of the Jewish community are instructed to come forward and identify themselves to authorities. Dedicated jeweler Joseph Haffmann (Auteuil), fearing the worst, arranges for his family to flee the city and offers his employee François Mercier (Gilles Lellouche) the chance to take over his store until the conflict subsides. But his own attempts to escape are thwarted, and Haffmann is forced to seek his assistant’s protection. It’s a risky proposition for both men, and one that Mercier’s wife Blanche (a wonderful Sara Giraudeau) is skeptical of. As the couple move into the Haffmann home, the agreement turns into a Faustian bargain, one that will forever change the fate of all…Questions? Contact Frieda or Lindsay at 301-348-3832