A 1940 historical film by renowned German director Max Ophüls, From Mayerling to Sarajevo begins in the aftermath of the Mayerling Incident in 1889. The film depicts the love affair and marriage between Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and Sophie, leading up to their assassination in 1914. The New Yorker says that the film, “points to the origins of war in romance, to the roots of politics in personal relationships.” Digitally remastered and shown in French with English subtitles,From Mayerling to Sarajevo is presented by in partnered with the Kansas City Filmfest and The Alliance Française de Kansas City. Free light reception at 6 p.m. Free to the public with RSVP.
Alliance Française de Kansas City
P.O. Box 22755
Kansas City, MO 64113
Tel: (816) 666-8674
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