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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 film director and screenwriter whose career extended over more than six decades. After training as a film editor in the mid-1940s, he went on to direct a number of short films which included Night and Fog (1956), an influential documentary about the Nazi concentration camps. Resnais began making feature films in the late 1950s and consolidated his early reputation with Hiroshima mon amour (1959), Last Year at Marienbad (1961), and Muriel (1963), all of which adopted unconventional narrative techniques to deal with themes of troubled memory and the imagined past. These films were contemporary with, and associated with, the French New Wave (la Nouvelle Vague), though Resnais did not regard himself as being fully part of that movement.


About Hiroshima mon amour
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About Alain Resnais
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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.

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