Attending this event

Philip Desmeules

PHILIP DESMEULES is a BritishCanadian actor of stage and screen. Born and raised in Toronto, Philip trained at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He will join us for a Q&A after the screening of Louis-Ferdinand Céline.

Films screening at this event

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Director
Emmanuel Bourdieu
Cast
Denis Lavant, Géraldine Pailhas, Philip Desmeules
Country
Belgium, France
Year
2016
Duration
97 min

Louis-Ferdinand Celine, one of France’s greatest writers of the 20th century, was both celebrated for his literary innovations and reviled for his virulent anti-Semitism and collaboration with the Nazi regime. This fascinating film focuses on the writer’s meeting with one of his admirers, American Jewish scholar Milton Hindus, while the former is living in forced exile in Denmark. It doesn’t take long for Celine’s admirer to start questioning whether it is actually possible to separate the man and his values from his art. An engaging and insightful film about morals, art and identity in post-war Europe.