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Hiroshima mon amour (VOF)
Main screening room
August 28th, 2022
90 min
Films en dialogue

These films by Resnais and Suwa resonate with each other, since the latter would never have existed without the former. At the beginning of the 21st century, a filmmaker sets out to film a tribute to Hiroshima mon amour, written by Marguerite Duras and directed by Alain Resnais 40 years earlier. H Story is a meditation on contemporary history, the passage of time and the art of directing which is irrevocably linked to its implementation in the era in which it is set.

Hiroshima mon amour
Directed by
Alain Resnais
Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas
France, Japan
90 min
Drama, romance
35 mm

In 1957, a French actress shoots a film for peace in Hiroshima. There she meets a married man with whom she develops a relationship that is built between remembering and forgetting the traumas of war.

Hiroshima mon amour

Alain Resnais

Alain Resnais was a French director, screenwriter, and editor. As the director of Hiroshima, mon amour (1959) and Last Year at Marienbad (1961), he quickly became regarded as one of the major figures of the French New Wave and one of the fathers of European cinematic modernity, alongside Roberto Rossellini, Ingmar Bergman, and Michelangelo Antonioni, for his way of challenging classical cinema grammar and deconstructing linear narration. A filmmaker who enjoyed experimentation and was able to question himself with each new project, Alain Resnais was recognized for his ability to create new forms and enrich the codes of cinematic representation by blending it with other arts: literature, theater, music, painting, and comics. His work encompasses a wide range of themes such as memory, political engagement, intimacy, death, and dreams.


About Hiroshima mon amour
Full cast
About Alain Resnais
Alain Resnais en 9 minutes - Blow Up - ARTE
Balado : Alain Resnais, ce rêveur définitif

Du jeune lecteur qu'il fût d'illustrés et de littérature populaire au cinéaste, secrètement lovecraftien de Providence , en passant par sa lecture militante de toutes bandes dessinées, son projet resté sans suite d'adaptation d'Harry Dickson , Je t'aime, je t'aime , film de SF d'après Jacques Sternberg , la vie et l'oeuvre de Resnais est marquée par l'univers des genres.

Marguerite Duras - Tout est vrai (ou presque) - ARTE
Une vie : Marguerite Duras