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Au revoir les enfants

Director: Louis Malle

France, 1987, Drama, 104 mins, English subtitles


This film was released on Friday 1st February 2015 and is no longer screening. 

Essential French drama based on childhood events from one of French cinema’s most important figures, Louis Malle. This classic film tells the tragic story of friendship and loss between two boys at a Catholic boarding school in Nazi-occupied France. Julien befriends Jean and the two precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie until Jean’s secret is revealed. A subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.

Age recommendation 15+

Also showing at:

Carlow, The GB Shaw Theatre Mar 3
The GB Shaw Theatre on 059 917 2400

Portlaoise, Dunamaise Arts Centre Mar 11
Dunamaise on 057 866 3355

Kilkenny IMC Cinema Apr 27
IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Screening as part of the 2015 Spring/Summer IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

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