The 28th annual New York Jewish Film Festival will take place January 9 to 22, 2019, featuring new work as well as restored classics.
Promise at Dawn (La promesse de l’aube)
NAME OF FILM: PROMISE AT DAWN (LA PROMESSE DE L'AUBE)
DIRECTOR(S): Eric Barbier
STARRING: Charlotte Gainsbourg and Pierre Niney
GENRE: Biography Film
SYNOPSIS: The great Jewish novelist Romain Gary, also known by the pen name Emile Ajar, was one of France’s most prolific and popular writers of the mid-20th century, and the only person to win the Prix Goncourt twice. His autobiographical novel Promise at Dawn is a loose memoir, recounting his impoverished childhood in Poland, his time as a fighter pilot in World War II, early relationships in the south of France, and most of all the unyielding love between him and his single mother.
The New York premiere of Eric Barbier’s epic drama Promise at Dawn, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Pierre Niney will open the 2019 New York Jewish Film Festival