French WWII film to screen in Great Neck


The Gold Coast International Film Festival will host an advance screening of the French film, “Memoir of War (La Douleur)” at Bow Tie Squire Cinemas on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Director Emmanuel Finkiel’s haunting and hypnotic adaptation of seminal author Marguerite Duras’s autobiographical novel, “The War: A Memoir,” will arrive in theaters on Aug. 17.

In 1944 Nazi-occupied France, Duras (Mélanie Thierry) is an active Resistance member along with her husband Robert Antelme. When he is deported to Dachau by the Gestapo, she dives into a desperate struggle to get him back, and enters into a high-risk game of psychological cat and mouse with French Nazi collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel).

But as the months wear on without word of the man she loves, Marguerite must begin the process of confronting the unimaginable. Through subtly expressionistic images and voiceover passages of Duras’s writing, Finkiel evokes the inner world of one of the 20th century’s most revolutionary writers.

Bow Tie Squire Cinemas is located at 115 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck.

For more information and tickets to the screening, go to

Also mark your calendars for the 8th annual Gold Coast International Film Festival that will take place Nov. 3 through 13. 



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