"Promise at Dawn": A Film About Romain Gary, An Exceptional French Novelist

WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion

Free and open to the public with reserved tickets

This is the first time the film will be shown in Maine!

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From his difficult childhood in Poland to his adolescence under Nice’s sun, to his career in the air force in Africa during World War II… Romain Gary has lived an extraordinary life. He owes this relentless enterprise to live a thousand lives, to become a great man and a famous writer, to his mother Nina. It’s the wild love of his eccentric and endearing mother that drives him to become one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century, to lead a life full of twists, passion, and mystery. But this unconditional maternal love will also be a burden that he bears his whole life… Promise at Dawn is the film adaptation of Romain Gary’s best-selling autobiographical memoir.

Directed by Eric Barbier

​Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg (Norman, Melancholia)
and Pierre Niney (Yves Saint-Laurent)

France, 2019
French (with English subtitles)
131 minutes


WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
United States

Promise at Dawn film at U N E Center for Global Humanities

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