Introduction: The Last Mitterrand (Le Promeneur du Champ de Mars)

This screening will be introduced by Isabelle vanderschelden, senior lecturer in French at Manchester Metropolitan University.A very different exploration of the last days of a legend in this fascinating, loosely-veiled drama about French president François Mitterrand (Bouquet). The director claims he set out “to render an idea of Mitterrand rather than Mitterrand himself.” Spanning from Vichy to the 14-year tenure as socialist president of France, Bouquet brings the weight of so much history (personal and political) to the screen.