Come What May

French Title: En mai, fais ce qu’il te plaît
Genre: Drama – War – History
Director: Christian Carion
Cast: Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Laurent Gerra, August Diehl, Alice Isaaz, Matthew Rhys
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Length: 114 min
Country: France
Release: North American Premiere
Select Awards: 1 Cesar 2016 Nomination for Best Score (Ennio Morricone)
GUESTS: Christian Carion, Director and Matthew Rhys, Actor 

May 1940: German forces roll into France. Led by their reluctant mayor (Olivier Gourmet), the inhabitants of a small Northern French village are forced to flee along with millions of others throughout the country. The villagers take with them a German child whose father (August Diehl) opposed the Nazi regime and has been jailed for lying about his nationality. The father escapes into the fog of war in search of his son, accompanied by a Scottish soldier (Matthew Rhys, star of FX’s The Americans), who is trying to get back to England. With a transporting score by Oscar-winning com- poser Ennio Morricone and lush cinematography by Pierre Cottereau, Come What May celebrates everyday acts of resilience and heroism ordinary people carry out in the face of life-altering historical events.

FOCUS ON Ennio Morricone

The legendary composer was awarded the Best Original Score Academy Award for The Hateful Eight this year.

FOCUS ON Percy, the Scottish Soldier (M. Rhys)

“I created a Scottish character in memory of my father. I was raised in a very pro-British culture. My father told me how, as a child during the war, he would watch formations of British bombers flying towards Germany and in the evening, he’d watch them head back towards England. He would count the missing planes, watching with emotion along with my grandfather, saying how they died for us. My father loved the British, and always used to say that without Churchill, we wouldn’t be where we are today. He was the only who stood firm. So I was destined to create a colorful British character, someone with panache, who would never give in.” -Christian Carion

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