Sunday, November 04, 2012

Nice celebrates the French Resistance

In case any of the regular readers of this blog happen to be in the South of France next week, here is the program of the yearly Nice Film Festival dedicated to WW2, and in particular to the Resistance movements.

Nice has a Museum of the Resistance that focuses on what happened in the area, it is extremely well-documented and run by Professor Jean-Louis Panicacci, probably the most learned person on the matter. Should you visit the area, don't miss it - even though it is hidden away in a most unlikely place - opposite major car dealers!
Here is the link to the website


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2 Comments:

Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

This looks to be a really interesting and informative programme, Catherine! You really must post a review of how the programme was received.

I know a couple of the films - Jean Renoir's "Le caporal épinglé" and Roberto Rosselini's "Allemagne année zéro". In fact, Rosselini's film was one of his neo-realist trilogy about the war I remember writing about for my university studies (along with "Rome, ville ouverte" and "Païsa")!

Personally, the two films I most like about the French Resistance are Jean-Pierre Melville's "L'Armée des Ombres" and François Truffaut's "Le Dernier Métro".

Sunday, 04 November, 2012  
Blogger Cathie said...

The event usually attracts a lot of people and a lot of attention. There are screenings for school kids, and debates. I'll attend a few, and let you all know how it went.
AND : your favorite movies are also mine !

Monday, 05 November, 2012  

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