The Super 8 Years

The Super 8 Years

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.

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