At a time when people need to believe in heroes, the new film “Resistance” tells a little-known story of bravery that focuses on an iconic entertainer.
For more than 60 years, Marcel Marceau warmed the world with the brilliance of his ability to tell stories through pantomime. The joy of his work, however, masked darker chapters of his life that were filled with challenge. “Resistance” tells a broad story - of French efforts to resist the pressure of Nazi Germany in the late 1930s - by focusing on Marceau and his family’s work to save young children. While the film struggles to balance these stories of resistance and performance, it does let us see into the passion for pantomime that gave Marceau his creative drive.