Jacques Feyder’s eloquent Visages d’enfants takes place in a remote village in the Swiss Alps where the film opens with 11-year-old Jean (Jean Forest) watching as his mother’s coffin is carried away. This moving portrayal of childhood grief is told with unwavering honesty and profound humanity. Film theorist Jean Mitry wrote, “If I could select only one film from the entire French production of the 1920s, surely it is Faces of Children that I would save.”
Preceding the screening, Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films will receive the 2015 SFSFF Award.
Live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne
Underwritten by Montine Hansl
Special support from the French American Cultural Society and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States
Co-presented by Alliance Française of San Francisco