Friday, March 16, 1:30 PM
Davis Auditorium, D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield
Australian artist and filmmaker, Philippe Mora, investigates his father’s clandestine role in the French Résistance in World War II and his mother’s miraculous escape enroute to Auschwitz. Mora, a Hollywood cult-horror movie director and pop-artist, adopts a Film Noir persona to tell his family’s story. He also packs his paints and easel, as he embarks on a journey to create an audacious comic book about his parents, their survival and the Holocaust. From LA to Berlin, Paris to Melbourne, Monsieur Mayonnaise is a richly layered road movie starring artists, real life heroes, Nazi villains … and baguettes with heaps of French mayonnaise!
Q&A with Simon Sibelman, Professor Emeritus of French at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Professor Emeritus of French and Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University.
Official Selection, Berlin International Film Festival
In partnership with the Springfield Cultural Council
Documentary | 2016 | 95 minutes
Australia, Germany, France, USA | English
Directed by Trevor Graham