Dir. Gabriel le Bomin, 2020, 108 min
With Lambert Wilson, Isabelle Carré, Olivier Gourmet, Gilles Cohen
In French and English with English subtitles
FIAF and Focus on French Cinema present the US virtual premiere of De Gaulle, Gabriel Le Bomin’s new biopic starring Lambert Wilson in the lead role.
May 1940. As the war intensifies, German forces launch their invasion of France. They will soon reach Paris as the French army crumbles underneath unrelenting Luftwaffe and Panzer attacks. Once unthinkable, the prospect of defeat has caused panic within the French government. One man, Charles de Gaulle, a newly minted general, refuses to surrender. As his wife, Yvonne, and three children flee the city, he leaves for London where he’ll give rise to another voice—that of “la Résistance.”