History Department Concludes Series with “Grand Illusion”

Truman’s History Department will present “Grand Illusion” (La Grande Illusion) at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 for the fourth and final film in this fall’s World War I Film Series.

The screening will take place in Baldwin Little Theater and there will be a discussion to follow the film.

Directed by Jean Renoir, this 1937 film is considered by many critics to be one of the masterpieces of French cinema. This story of French soldiers in a German prisoner of war camp explores crucial issues of social class as the old European order is collapsing among the ruins of the Great War.