The Super 8 Years12A

Directed by Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot | France | 2022 | 1h 4m | French w/ English subtitles

An intimate look at the life of French writer and 2022 Nobel Prize laureate Annie Ernaux, told through home videos shot by her then-husband Philippe between 1972 and 1981. A moving and probing documentary that provides a detailed account of Ernaux’s family life as well as an examination of the period when she first became a published author – and the subsequent effect on her marriage.

Reviews

‘A slim film containing multitudes: a slice of life and time, richly grained with recollective detail. The images have a deceptive, universal simplicity.’
★★★★
Danny Leigh, The FT

‘An astonishing personal document, as well as a spry social history of modern France.’ 
★★★★
Mark Asch, Little White Lies

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We showed The Super 8 Years between July 16, 2023 and July 20, 2023.

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Tomorrow (Monday 22nd April)

18:15

A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
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