Joyeux Noël (English: Merry Christmas) is a 2005 French film about the World War I Christmas truce of December 1914, depicted through the eyes of French, Scottish and German soldiers. It was written and directed by Christian Carion. It was screened out of competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards. The film was one of Ian Richardson's last appearances before his death on February 9th, in 2007.
The film will be introduced by Buffalo State music professor Chuck Mancuso and Andrew Nicholls, Ph.D., chair of the department of history and social studies at Buffalo State.
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