The Complutense University of Madrid through its Spanish-French Master’s Degree MLFA (UCM-Sorbonne) and the team of the Trobades i Premis Mediterranis Albert Camus de Menorca join forces with the Instituto Francés of Madrid this evening at 19:00 to present a Camusian evening.
The evening, which will be held in the Institute’s theatre, will consist of two events. First, after a brief presentation by the organisers, the film Les vies d’Albert Camus, the latest documentary on the writer’s life and work, which has never been shown in Madrid until now, will be screened. And, in a second part, there will be a conversation between Anne-Marie Reboul and Miguel Morey about the phrase There is no love of life without the despair of living.
Albert Camus died at the age of 46 on 4 January 1960, two years after receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature. Author of The Stranger, one of the most widely read novels in the world, philosopher of the absurd and of revolt, Resistance fighter, journalist and man of the theatre, Albert Camus had an extraordinary destiny. A child of the slums of Algiers, sick with tuberculosis, fatherless, son of an illiterate and deaf mother, he was able to escape from his condition thanks to his teacher. A Frenchman from Algeria, he never stopped fighting for equality with the Arabs and the Kabyls, while fearing the independence of the FLN. Based on restored and coloured archives and first-hand testimonies, this documentary attempts to portray Camus as he was.
This documentary by Georges-Marc Benamou on the life and work of the writer was first released in France in January 2020 to mark the 60th anniversary of the writer’s death. Tickets can be purchased at this link.