Promise at Dawn


Charlotte Gainsbourg turns in an exuberant performance as Nina, Romain Gary’s overbearing single mom, and César-winner Pierre Niney (A Perfect Man, COLCOA 2015) plays the illustrious author in this filial love story adapted from Gary’s autobiographical novel of the same name. Hounding the boy at every turn — from his childhood in Poland, to his adolescence in the South of France, to his WWII adventures as a bombardier — Nina continually brags to everyone she meets that her son will become a great writer, a war hero, a French ambassador, and a Knight of the Legion of Honor. She thrusts her monumental aspirations onto her young son… and the beleaguered boy is determined to realize them for her.



AMHERST - March 30 at 7:30pm - Yiddish Book Center

CHERRY HILL - April 4 at 1:00pm - Katz JCC

DELRAY BEACH - March 25 at 7:00pm - Movies of Delray

HOUSTON - April 7 at 3:00pm - Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Houston

NEWARK (West Orange) - March 27 at 7:00pm - JCC MetroWest-Maurice Levin Theater