DRANCY AVENIR (Arnaud des Pallières, 1997)

Descriptions of writer-director Arnaud des Pallières’s extraordinary meditation on the Holocaust, Drancy Avenir, say it consists of three “tales” or “narratives.” Commentators ferret out the few narrative details that exist and exaggerate them; what may be a narrative springboard somehow becomes a structuring narrative, and this obscures the film’s essentially poetic nature. This is not […]