The Super 8 Years (Les années Super-8)

Directed by Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot

Nobel Laureate and internationally acclaimed writer Annie Ernaux transforms her home movies into a fascinating exploration of self and family life.

The Super 8 Years is a record of lives lived between 1972 and 1981. Annie Ernaux, working with her son David, has drawn together footage that was mostly shot by her ex-husband (and David’s father) Philippe.

It’s a detailed account of domestic family life, at home and abroad, while also recording the period when Ernaux first became a published author.

As a result, the film ultimately becomes a record of a marriage in a state of gradual decline, as well as the blossoming of her writing career.


'The film’s images have faded, but the memories they’ve stirred up are vivid and full of feeling.'

The New York Times

64 minutes

Translated title:
Les années Super-8


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