Home Front

Dir: Lucas Belvaux
Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Frot, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yoann Zimmer, Félix Kysyl, Edouard Sulpice
100mins   2020   France | Belgium   15   French    Subtitled   

Part of the French Film Festival

In 1960 Bernard, Rabut, Février and many others were called up to fight in the Algerian War. Two years later, they returned to France. They said nothing and got on with their lives. But forty years on, it takes only very little – a birthday party, a gift found in someone’s pocket – for the past to overwhelm those who have denied it for so long.

Adapted from the eponymous novel by Laurent Mauvignier, and part of the official selection, Cannes Film Festival 2020 and selected as one of the ten Cannes 2020 films screened at the 2020 Deauville American Film Festival.

'Belvaux paints a chronicle of ordinary racism and its deep roots in French history' - Cineuropa


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