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Nelly Kafsky discusses An Irrepressible Woman

Join a conversation with An Irrepressible Woman producer Nelly Kafsky, moderated by historian Daniel Lee on Wednesday, December 9, 3:00 PM.

Nelly Kafsky is a producer and actress, known for A Model Employee (2002), Free Zone (2006) and Victor Young Perez (2013).

Daniel Lee is a historian of the Second World War and a specialist in the history of Jews in France and North Africa during the Holocaust. He is a senior lecturer in modern history at Queen Mary, University of London, and the author of The SS Officer’s Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi (2020) and Pétain’s Jewish Children (2014). As a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, Lee is a regular broadcaster on radio. He lives in north London.

 

About the Film:

The Irrepressible Woman
Dir. Laurent Heynemann | 103 min
Narrative | France | 2019
French with English subtitles

France, 1940. Defying logic, Janot Reichenbach, a wealthy Jewish woman, decides to not flee the German-occupied country with her husband and son.

Instead, she joins socialist politician and three-time Prime Minister Léon Blum, whom she fell madly in love when she was only sixteen and was kept apart from for all these years. Determined to stay with Blum at all costs, she follows him as he is moved from Vichy France to Buchenwald, where they are both imprisoned.

Schedule

Wednesday, December 93:00 PM

Tickets

Included with film rental. Film rentals are $11 per household ($9.50 for the film and $1.50 additional platform fee). All programs are accessible through Eventive, JxJ’s virtual cinema platform. For unlimited access to all JxJ Festival events, purchase a JxJ All Access Pass ($90 with no additional fees).

 

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