The Two of Us (New Restoration)
Dir. Claude Berri | 86 min
Narrative France 1967 French with English subtitles
Saturday, May 511:00 AM AFI Silver Theatre Pre-Sale Only*
*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.
A comically bittersweet coming of age story, Claude Berri’s The Two of Us is also a poignant drama of identity and heritage. When an 8-year-old Jewish boy (Alain Cohen) living in Nazi-occupied France is sent by his parents to live in the country with the Catholic parents of their friends, he is faced with a culture clash both religious and generational. As the grandfatherly Pepe, beloved character actor Michel Simon infuses the role with a gruff tenderness. His growing relationship with the boy is a touching look into the possibility of genuine connection in a broken world.
This event finished on May 6, 2018.