Virtual: Friday Night Film Discussion: “The Two of Us” *For Adults
June 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, June 11, 2021
Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! We hope you will join us virtually, until we can meet in person again. We’ll be discussing “The Two of Us” – a French film directed by Claude Berri, starring Michel Simon. It is a classic film about an old man and young boy during WWII in France.
The way it works:
Prior to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch The Two of Us on Kanopy – the library’s video streaming service, and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!
You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register – you can use any of BPL’s online resources with this card!).
A comically bittersweet coming of age story, “The Two of Us” is also a poignant drama of identity and heritage. When an 8-year-old Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied France is sent by his parents to live in the country with the Catholic parents of their friends, he is faced with a culture clash both religious and generational.
Winner of three prizes, including Best Actor (Michel Simon) at the Berlin International Film Festival.
“A lovely, sentimental reminiscence of childhood in wartime.” – Renata Adler, The New York Times