Film: A Very Long Engagement

October 31, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Film: A Very Long Engagement

Join us October 31st at 6:30 pm for the last film in our WWI series when we show the movie adaptation of Sébastien Japrisot’s novel A Very Long Engagement.

In the closing days of World War I, Mathilde Donnay’s greatest fight is about to begin as she goes in search of the man she loves, a man she has been told has died in A Very Long Engagement. If Manech were dead, Mathilde would know. Mathilde (Audrey Tautou–Amélie) receives word that her fiancé, Manech (Gaspard Ulliel), is one of five soldiers court-martialed for intentionally wounding themselves and pushed out to an almost-certain death in the no-man’s land armies. Unwilling to accept that Manech is lost to her forever, Mathilde begins an extraordinary journey to discover the fate of her lover. At each turn, Mathilde encounters another, different, variation of how Manech must have spent his final days … yet Mathilde never gives up and never lets go. (

The film runs 133 minutes and is rated R. This film is a French-language film with subtitles.

Check our calendar for more programs honoring the centennial anniversary of Armistice Day. Lectures, films, and a concert featuring areas of World War I study are planned throughout the September and October. These events are free and open to the public. Call the Library at 315.655.9322 with details.