Still: Hirošima, ljubezen moja

Hiroshima mon amour

Film
1959 / 90'
Marguerite Duras Retrospective

A timeless classic on the subject of memory and oblivion, based on the screenplay by Marguerite Duras. After the Second World War, a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) is filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima. She becomes involved in a passionate affair with a married Japanese architect (Eiji Okada). They tell each other stories.
“At the threshold of the 1960s, Resnais was a lot more than a cineaste: he was a seismographer. A terrible thing happened to him; he captured the essential moment of the contemporary time when one had to – in film art and elsewhere – consider one character more – the human species. But this character was just negated (concentration camps), atomised (nuclear bomb) and humiliated (torture), and the traditional film wasn’t capable of ‘portraying’ this. A form had to be found. And Resnais did it.” (Serge Daney)

Direction: Alain Resnais; Screenplay: Marguerite Duras; Language: French with English and Slovene subtitles. 

Organisation: Kinoteka; In collaboration with: City of Women.

With the support of the Slovenian Charles Nodier Institute.

 

Date and time of event: 
Oct 14th 19:00 - 21:00
Place of event: 
Slovenska kinoteka