The Origin of Violence
Pittsburgh Premiere | JFilm Audience Winner—Best Narrative
While researching his novel, teacher Nathan Fabre discovers a photograph of a concentration camp prisoner who strikingly resembles his own father. Haunted, Nathan looks for answers from his family whose secrecy and evasiveness lead him to discover a past he never knew existed. Based on Fabrice Humbert’s semi-autobiographical prize-winning 2009 book, this beautifully shot psychological drama keeps you on the edge of your seat. (Adult content: nudity, sex, violence)
For the April 22 screening, late seating may be reserved for those observing Shabbat by calling 412-426-FILM (3456).
Community Partner: University of Pittsburgh’s French Program
Director(s): Élie Chouraqui
Length: 110 minutes
Language: French and German with subtitles