The lives of albert camus
By Charlotte Stace
The CCCB holds a special screening of The Lives of Albert Camus (2020) by Georges-Marc Benamou. The film offers an intimate, human portrait of the French philosopher Camus, showing all the complexity of his life, from his childhood in the poor neighbourhoods of Algiers through to French intellectual circles, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and his tragic, premature death.
Through his recovery of unpublished archival material and restored amateur films, Benamou aims to give a plural account of the life of Camus. As the film shows, what makes the philosopher so universal and popular is that, despite his being an illustrious writer, his life was one of struggle and rebellion, though he continued to be a lover of life, of football, and the sea.
Jointly organised with the Trobades i Premis Mediterranis Albert Camus and the French Institute of Barcelona, this is the second session in the CCCB’s programme of the Albert Camus Evenings.