1938. France. Abel Gance. 124 min.
Thursday, February 3, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, exterior, first floor
1938. France. Written and directed by Abel Gance. With Victor Francen, Line Noro, Marie-Lou, Jean Max. MoMA presented Gance’s 1919 anti-war masterpiece, J’Accuse, in the 2010 To Save and Project series. This, his sound remake, is (like Jean Renoir’s Grand Illusion) a failed plea to prevent World War II. Although the plot differs from the original, the sentiments and the execution are mostly the same. In French; English subtitles. 124 min.