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      The Super 8 Years

      Released Dec 16, 2022 1h 2m Documentary Biography List
      92% Tomatometer 26 Reviews 80% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings The French writer and 2022 Nobel Prize awardee Annie Ernaux, whose novels and memoirs have gained her a devoted following (and whose autobiographical L'Événement was adapted just last year into the critically acclaimed film Happening), opens a treasure trove with this delicate journey into her family's memory. Compiled from gorgeously textured home movie images from 1972 to 1981 -- when her first books were published, her sons became teenagers, and her husband Philippe brought an 8mm film camera everywhere they went -- this portrait of a time, place, and moment of personal and political significance takes us from holidays and family rituals in suburban bourgeois France to trips abroad in Albania and Egypt, Spain and the USSR. Supplying her own introspective voiceover, Ernaux and her co-filmmaker, her son David, guide the viewer through fragments of a decade, diffuse and vivid in equal measure. The Super 8 Years is a remarkable visual extension of Ernaux's ongoing literary project to make sense of the mysterious past and the unknowable future. Read More Read Less

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      The Super 8 Years adds some personal context to Annie Ernaux's work while taking a bittersweet look back at a bygone era.

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      Wendy Ide Observer (UK) It’s a wisp of a thing, little more than an hour long. But Ernaux’s lucid, perceptive narration brings a more profound significance to the scrappy, amateurish reels shot by her late ex-husband, Philippe Ernaux. Rated: 3/5 Jun 27, 2023 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) Ernaux’s righteous feminism is subsumed by the huffy virtue signaling of a first-world moaner who doesn’t like skiing holidays, is bored by Moroccan snake charmers and is annoyed because she didn’t get to see “the real Albania”. Rated: 2/5 Jun 26, 2023 Full Review Danny Leigh Financial Times A slim film containing multitudes: a slice of life and time, richly grained with recollective detail. The images have a deceptive, universal simplicity. Rated: 4/5 Jun 22, 2023 Full Review Fedor Tot WeLoveCinema Astonishing diary film knits together the personal and political Rated: 4/5 Sep 20, 2023 Full Review Maria Lattila WhyNow (UK) The Super 8 Years flirts with greatness and fleetingly even achieves it, but ultimately falls victim to the limits of its medium. Rated: 3/5 Jul 7, 2023 Full Review Victoria Luxford City AM The Super-8 Years might not be the most focused work of Ernaux’s career, but it offers a glimpse into the kind of personal intimacy that made her so beloved. A compact and worthwhile companion to all fans of her work. Rated: 4/5 Jul 5, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis The French writer and 2022 Nobel Prize awardee Annie Ernaux, whose novels and memoirs have gained her a devoted following (and whose autobiographical L'Événement was adapted just last year into the critically acclaimed film Happening), opens a treasure trove with this delicate journey into her family's memory. Compiled from gorgeously textured home movie images from 1972 to 1981 -- when her first books were published, her sons became teenagers, and her husband Philippe brought an 8mm film camera everywhere they went -- this portrait of a time, place, and moment of personal and political significance takes us from holidays and family rituals in suburban bourgeois France to trips abroad in Albania and Egypt, Spain and the USSR. Supplying her own introspective voiceover, Ernaux and her co-filmmaker, her son David, guide the viewer through fragments of a decade, diffuse and vivid in equal measure. The Super 8 Years is a remarkable visual extension of Ernaux's ongoing literary project to make sense of the mysterious past and the unknowable future.
      Director
      David Ernaux-Briot, Annie Ernaux
      Screenwriter
      Annie Ernaux
      Distributor
      Kino Lorber
      Production Co
      Les Films Pelléas
      Genre
      Documentary, Biography
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 16, 2022, Limited
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $14.6K
      Runtime
      1h 2m
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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