Feature Film
Gwen, the Book of Sand

Gwen, le livre de sable
Introduced by director Jean-François Laguionie

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Ages 10 and up
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Jean-François Laguionie, 1985, 67 min
In French with English subtitles

For his first feature film, Laguionie created a starkly beautiful post-apocalyptic desert where items from past civilizations drop out of the sky. When Gwen’s friend is kidnapped—by those responsible for the dropped objects—she and the elder Roseline must trek across the dunes to the City of the Dead to find him.

Recently restored to preserve Laguionie’s lush, painterly images, this ecological parable casts two female characters as powerful instruments of change.