MUN Cinema Series: Sympathy for the Devil
Thursday, Feb. 13, 7-8:40 p.m.
Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre, Avalon Mall
Sympathy for the Devil (France 2019) 100 min. Directed by Guillaume de Fontenay. With Niels Schneider, Ella Rumpf, Vincent Rottiers et al.
Quebec director Fontenay covers a sadly fading part of 20th century history, the war in Yugoslavia that led to the break-up of the country. The setting is the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo. It’s November 1992 and the Serbian army is closing in. The world seems indifferent, but war reporter Paul Marchand is determined to illuminate the tragic consequences of the conflict. Traversing the city in his beat-up car, he filmed and reported on many victims, shouting at the world to take notice. As the film shows, Marchand had a large, colourful personality which drove him to pursue the truth. This film is his legacy, as well as a cry to the world to respect and honour journalists in the field, then and now.
Presented by MUN Cinema