Original title: Promise at Dawn Director: Eric Barbier Screenplay: Eric Barbier, Marie Eynard Director of Photography: Glynn Speeckaert Producer: Eric Jehelmann, Philippe Rousselet Editor: Jennifer Augé Print source: Film Europe s.r.o. Country: Belgium, France Year of production: 2017 Length (min): 131 Language: French Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Film Europe s.r.o. Section: Central Park Genre: Drama, Romance, Biography Sponsors: Film Europe s.r.o.
This biographical film about Romain Gary focuses on the period before he adopted his famous French writing alias. The comical and dramatic scenes focus on his complicated relationship with his overly ambitious mother (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Her dreams and demands accompany him from childhood in Poland between the wars, through his studies in Paris, and also after joining the air force in WWII.