Monday, February 16, 2009

Un Pedigree- Don't Miss this at the French Embassy-La Maison De France-Vive La France!

La Maison Française is proud to present in Washington, DC two exclusive performances and a U.S. première of "A Pedigree", with one of France’s most revered actors - Edouard Baer. This acclaimed work by Patrick Modiano, a French literary master, received extraordinary praise in France while at the famous Théâtre de l’atelier during its 2007-2008 season (sold out with standing room only for 6 months!!!). This performance at La Maison Française will be in French with English surtitles.

“Edouard Baer gives a performance that is all at once sober, emotional and true. Both light and potent, he brings to life the muted pains of childhood.” LE JOURNAL DU DIMANCHE

“Here, surrounded by a respected audience, with this story, both unique and universal, Edouard Baer finds his truth again.” LE FIGARO

What: Patrick Modiano’s Un Pedigree staring Edouard Baer
Where: La Maison Française at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW
When: February 20 & 21 at 8:00pm
Ticket Price: $25
Purchase Info:
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Un Pedigree:

Mixing autobiography and fiction, Modiano’s Un Pedigree is a coming of age story set in France between World War II and 1966, masterfully chronicling his early years and family “pedigree”. Born to a Flemish mother and a Jewish father, who met during the German occupation of Paris, Modiano relates his tangled and difficult family history alongside the history of a nation in upheaval.

Patrick Modiano:

Modiano published his first novel, La place de l’Etoile, in 1968. He was the recipient of the Prix Goncourt, an annual award for best and most imaginative prose work, for his 1978 book, Rue des boutiques obscures. Modiano is also the recipient of the Grand Prix National des Lettres for his body of work in 1997. Born in Boulogne Billancourt, France, Patrick Modiano spent his school years in both Annecy and in Paris.

Edouard Baer (pictured above):

Edouard Baer, a well regarded writer, director, producer and actor, attended the prestigious ‘Florent’ academy for drama. He received the Molière Award, France’s highest theatre honor, for his performance in Cravate Club. Baer made his film debut in 1994 with La Folie douce and in 2000 stared in La Bostella, a film he wrote, directed and produced. For the past three years Baer has co-directed Le Grand Mezze at Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris.

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