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Verdun, Visions D’Histoire
November 20, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive presents “Remembering WWI’s Bloodiest Battles”
Verdun, Visions D’Histoire (1928), directed by Léon Poirier
This docudrama of the Battle of Verdun from the French perspective mixes documentary and fictional footage to reconstruct in sometimes painful detail the course of the battle, the narrative punctuated by the p.o.v. of a French and German soldier, an old peasant, a mother and the marshal of the Empire. Premiered at the Paris Opera in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Armistice, the film has moments of patriotism, but also a balanced view of the Germans.
SCR: Léon Poirier. CAST: Albert Préjean, Jeanne Marie-Laurent, Suzanne Bianchetti, Hans Brausewetter
35mm, b/w, silent, in French with English subtitles, 151 min.
NOTE: Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Cliff Retallick
FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.
More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website