La controverse de Valladolid (Dispute in Valladolid). 1992. France. Directed by Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe. Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière. With Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean Carmet. Digital projection. In French; English subtitles. 90 min.
This provocative film adaptation of Jean-Claude Carrière’s novel dramatizes the Valladolid debate of 1550 following Spain’s conquest of the New World, in which King Charles gathered Catholic theologians and scholars to argue over whether a just war could be waged against Native Americans. Digital projection courtesy INA