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24 May 2023

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Screening of ‘The Super 8 Years’, followed by a Q&A with director David Ernaux-Briot

8 June 2023, 4pm

at the Curzon Oxford Cinema, Westgate

Admission is free

Registration required:

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with film director David Ernaux Briot.

French writer Annie Ernaux’s literary work traverses intersections of fiction, autobiography and memory. In her film debut (co-directed with her son David), she continues to explore this space. In an evocative and warm documentary put together from Super 8 home movies, narrated by Ernaux herself, the film goes beyond the personal and invites us to reflect on time, family, and our memories of ourselves. Ernaux looks at her past self and tells us who this person was beyond what we’re seeing.

Organised by Prof. Ève Morisi (St Hugh’s College, Oxford), in collaboration with Prof. Élise Hugueny-Léger (U of St Andrews) and Prof. Lyn Thomas (U of Sussex)

With the support of St Hugh’s College, the Institut Français de Londres, and the Maison Française d’Oxford

This screening is part of a series of events organised by Prof. Ève Morisi (St Hugh’s College, Oxford), following the award of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Annie Ernaux in December 2022. The series also includes an exhibition entitled ‘Annie Ernaux, Nobel Laureate: Class, Gender, and Life-Writing’ (St Hugh’s College, 8 June-8 November 2023), an international colloquium on ‘Annie Ernaux: Writing, Politics’ (9 June, St Hugh’s College, Oxford), and a screening of the film adaptation of L’Événement by Audrey Diwan (Happening, 9 June, MFO).

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