La Promesse de l'Aube

Biografilm Europe

(Francia / 2017 / 131’)

From Romain Gary cult autobiography, Promise at Dawn is an ironic and fascinating film. From a difficult childhood in Poland, throughout an adolescence in Nice, to a career as aviator during the World War II in Africa… Romain lived an extraordinary life. Nina, his mother, played an important role in his life: with her possessive and eccentric nature, she gave him the impulse who moved him to live a thousand lives and that turned him into a great man. At the same time, his mother’s unconditioned love was a burden that he never left. The way this woman loved his son, in such a peculiar way, was one of reasons why he became one of the greatest novelists of the XX century, living a passionate life full of mystery.

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