Promise at Dawn
A biopic about one of the 20th century’s greatest novelists, featuring one of the 21st century’s greatest actresses, Promise at Dawn recounts the early life of Romain Gary (the only author to win France’s Goncourt Prize twice), with Charlotte Gainsbourg as his overbearing but fiercely loving mother. Their complicated relationship is the heart of this colorful, sweeping epic which follows them from Poland to Nice to Africa. Based on Gary’s best-selling autobiographical novel, nominated for five French Oscars, Promise at Dawn is an old-fashioned entertainment and a psychologically rich study of a mother’s love that’s both inspiring and crushing. This film contains mature content.
Monday, July 8 | 11am | JCC Hart Theater
Director: Eric Barbier
Running Time: 131 min
Language: French (w/ subtitles)
Generously underwritten by
Linda Cornell Weinstein and Sherwin Weinstein