Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: Grand Illusion

Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Humanities Quadrangle, L01
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937, 113 mins)

French officers attempt to free themselves from a World War I prison camp in what Janet Maslin called “one of the most haunting of all war films” and Jonathan Rosenbaum cited as “one of the key humanist expressions to be found in movies: sad, funny, exalting, and glorious.” Jean Gabin and Erich von Stroheim star in this Renoir masterpiece. In French with English subtitles.

Presented in 35mm by the Yale Film Archive with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Note: In keeping with Yale’s COVID-19 prevention policies, all attendees must be asymptomatic and fully vaccinated (including boosters when eligible) and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Yale-approved masks are required at all times.