FILM SCREENING: 'Les Années Super-8/The Super-8 Years'
8 June 16:00
Curzon Oxford, Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford OX1 1NZ
Directed by Annie Ernaux and David Ernaux-Briot
To access the event, please register here. Please note that the screening will start at 4.00 pm sharp and that participants should arrive at 3.45 pm.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with film director David Ernaux Briot.
French writer Annie Ernaux’s literary work traverses intersections of fiction, autobiography and memory. In her film debut (co-directed with her son David), she continues to explore this space. In an evocative and warm documentary put together from Super 8 home movies, narrated by Ernaux herself, the film goes beyond the personal and invites us to reflect on time, family, and our memories of ourselves. Ernaux looks at her past self and tells us who this person was beyond what we're seeing.
"En revoyant nos films super huit pris entre 1972 et 1981, il m’est apparu que ceux-ci constituaient non seulement une archive familiale mais aussi un témoignage sur les loisirs, le style de vie et les aspirations d’une classe sociale, dans la décennie qui suit 1968. Ces images muettes, j'ai eu envie de les intégrer dans un récit croisant l'intime, le social et l'histoire, de rendre sensible le goût et la couleur de ces années-là." Annie Ernaux
Film in French with English subtitles.
Organised by Prof. Ève Morisi (St Hugh’s College, Oxford), in collaboration with Prof. Élise Hugueny-Léger (U of St Andrews) and Prof. Lyn Thomas (U of Sussex)
With the support of St Hugh's College, the Institut Français de Londres and the MFO.
This screening is part of a series of events organised by Prof. Ève Morisi (St Hugh’s College, Oxford), following the award of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Annie Ernaux in December 2022. The series also includes an exhibition entitled 'Annie Ernaux, Nobel Laureate: Class, Gender, and Life-Writing' (St Hugh's College, 8 June-8 November 2023), an international colloquium on 'Annie Ernaux: Writing, Politics' (9 June, St Hugh's College, Oxford), and the screening of the film adaptation of L'Événement (Happening, by Audrey Diwan, 9 June, MFO).