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‘At War’, A Gripping Narrative from France, Has NYC Premiere at Village East Cinemas

  • Village East Cinemas 181 2nd Avenue New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

The Workers Unite Film Festival is honored to host the opening night screening of Stéphane Brizé's Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or nominee ‘AT WAR’ at 7:30pm on Friday, July 19th, at Village East Cinemas. This Nord-Ouest drama presented by Cinema Libre Studio is fast becoming a critic favorite around the globe.

Catch it for its opening week run in NYC or, for those on the West Coast, ‘AT WAR’ will be playing at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in Los Angeles beginning July 26th with a Director Q&A following the main evening show on July 26th & 27th.

Synopsis: Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries decides to shut down a factory. The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman Laurent Amédéo, decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do everything to save their jobs.

‘AT WAR’ (En Guerre) is directed by Stéphane Brizé and stars Vincent Lindon. The film was an official selection at the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival and won the prestigious FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics. It also won for Best Screenplay at the Chicago International Film Festival.


“Vincent Lindon in a potent lead performance. Feels closer to Ken Loach or to early Paul Greengrass, depicting the plight of laborers with a gripping, handheld verve. At War feels much closer to documentary than fiction — and the movie itself less like a workplace drama than the chronicle of a soldier in the heat of battle.” - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

Stéphane Brizé is a French director, producer, screenwriter and actor known for AT WAR (2018), THE MEASURE OF A MAN (2015), and A WOMAN’S LIFE (2016).

French with English Subtitles (115 min, 2018)