Promise at Dawn

Synopsis

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.

Trailer

Showtimes

ALBANY, CA - July 27 at 6:00pm - Albany Twin

SAN FRANCISCO - July 28 at 8:55pm - Castro Theatre

SAN RAFAEL - August 4 at 1:20pm - Smith Rafael Film Center