Hiroshima Mon Amour (November 16)

Sunday, November 16, 2 :00 pm in Greene Hall, room 239

Hiroshima mon amour (1959, 90 minutes, French with English subtitles)


     A cornerstone film of the French New Wave, Alain Resnais’s first feature is one of the most

influential films of all time. A French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji

Okada) engage in a brief affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming fascination impelling

them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering. Utilizing an innovative

flashback structure and an Academy Award–nominated screenplay by novelist Marguerite

Duras, Resnais delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in this

moody masterwork.(Criterion CollectionPresented by Prof. Judy Kem, Dept. of Romance Languages

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