Movie: The Names of Love (Le nom de gens)
July 21, 2011
The Names of Love (Le nom des gens) is a semi-autobiographical film about the life of a young, liberal woman who uses sex as a weapon to influence right-wing individuals to convert to her views. She is successful until she meets Arthur Martin, a Jewish, middle-aged, middle-of-the-road scientist. The two are bound by common tragic family histories (the Algerian War for her and Holocaust under the French Vichy government for him).
Presented by the Boston French Film Festival and Boston Jewish Film Festival. French with English subtitles, 102 minutes.