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The Goldman Case Le procès Goldman


Sponsored By

Jerry, Carole & Michael Grafstein

Screening Information

June 9, 2:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
June 10 – June 11
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country France
Year 2023
Running Time 115 MIN
Language French
Director Cédric Kahn

Tagged In The Following Film Lists


"A stark, gripping courtroom drama.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
"A mirror raised to our current times." (Cineuropa)

Selected to open Critics' Week at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, this gripping courtroom drama recreates the 1976 trial of Pierre Goldman, which is considered the most divisive case since the Dreyfus Affair. The son of a Jewish Resistance fighter who migrated from Poland to France, Goldman was politically far left and steadfast in his Jewish identity. Refusing to call any witnesses to his character, Goldman defends himself against multiple charges including a triple murder, insisting that a culture of institutional racism and antisemitism were behind a police conspiracy to convict him. Though the trial was in the 1970s, the political, ideological and racial tensions still resonate within contemporary France.

Presentation Details

Live Zoom Q & A With Screenwriter Nathalie Hertzberg
Co-presented With
Reviews “Riveting and politically relevant.” The Hollywood Reporter

“A courtroom drama that finds equal intrigue in legal order and human chaos.” Variety