April 19: Screening and Discussion with legendary filmmaker Marcel Ophuls

April 6, 2016

The Department of French and Italian, the Committee for Film Studies, and the Council of the Humanities announce the schedule for the upcoming visit with one of the most influential documentary directors in the world, Marcel Ophuls, April 19. Ophuls will be one of the Belknap Visitors in the Humanities Council, a program that recognizes distinguished individuals in the arts and letters.

He is best known for his films The Sorrow and the Pity (1969), which marked a turning point in the French debate about the Vichy Regime; A Sense of Loss (1972), on the upheavals in Northern Ireland; The Memory of Justice (1973-1976), on the Nuremberg Trials; and Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988), Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Most recently November Days (1992), an essay film on the reunification of Germany, and Un Voyageur (2012), where he reflects on his life and artistic career.

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