Copies of Annie Ernaux’s books will be available for purchase during the talk.

With NYFF60 Spotlight selection The Super 8 Years, the French writer and 2022 Nobel Prize awardee Annie Ernaux, whose profoundly introspective novels and memoirs have gained her a devoted following (and whose autobiographical L’Événement was adapted last year into the critically acclaimed film Happening), brings together gorgeously textured home movie images from a pivotal decade in the life of her family. In collaboration with her son David Ernaux-Briot, Ernaux crafts a portrait of a time and place, and a bittersweet tribute to the circumstances that set the stage for her own creative and professional fulfillment. We are pleased to welcome Ernaux for a special conversation that will explore her singular writing career, her venture into the moving image, and the literary and cinematic influences that underpin her intensely personal lyricism. Moderated by novelist and critic Elif Batuman.

Annie Ernaux and David Ernaux-Briot’s The Super 8 Years is a Spotlight selection of this year’s New York Film Festival. Click here to learn more about the film.

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