Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017
Based on the famous and acclaimed memoirs of Joseph Joffo, A Bag of Marbles brings a new version of his incredible story to the screen as it follows the experiences of two young Jewish boys living in France during World War II. When Joseph Joffo was ten years old, his father (played here by beloved French actor Patrick Bruel, Love At First Child, AFFFF 2016; The Yellow Eyes Of The Crocodiles, AFFFF 2015) gave him and his brother Maurice some money and a map and sent them on a dangerous mission to escape Nazi-occupied Paris in 1941. Making their way to the demilitiarised zone in the South, the boys are unavoidably caught in the whirlwind of war. Aided by the occasional kind soul, the two young boys swerve and dart through obstacles set by Nazi soldiers to avoid succumbing to the dreadful fate of so many others like them.
Christian Duguay is a filmmaker well versed on WWII issues, and his skilled direction combined with immac ulate period detail, and stunning scenery of the French countryside make this is an essential and moving story told from a unique perspective.
Date & Time: Thursday 6 April at 11am