Screening of "Hiroshima, Mon Amour"

Hiroshima, Mon Amour 

(French with English subtitles)

Drama by Alain Resnais 1959, France, Japan, featuring Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas

An extraordinary and deeply moving film that retains much of its power since its original release in 1959, Alain Resnais's Hiroshima, Mon Amour is the story of a French woman (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese man (Eiji Okada) who become lovers in the city of Hiroshima, where the U.S. dropped a nuclear bomb to end World War II in the Pacific. ... The film reveals the miserable and mortifying experiences of each character during the war and suggests the obvious healing properties of their relationship in the present. ... nothing can quite prepare one for Resnais's extreme yet intuitively accessible experiments in fusing the past, present, and future into great sweeps of subjectively experienced memory. --Tom Keogh

Hiroshima mon amour est un film franco - japonais d' Alain Resnais sorti en 1959. Une actrice se rend à Hiroshima pour tourner un film sur la paix. Elle y rencontre un Japonais qui devient son amant, mais aussi son confident, à qui elle raconte ses souvenirs d'un amour impossible avec un soldat allemand pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. À la fois poème d'amour et de mort, évocation de la première bombe atomique lancée sur la ville et appel à la réconciliation entre les peuples. Ce film, comme Nuit et brouillard, participe du devoir de mémoire et rappelle, même si cela peut paraître dérisoire par rapport aux souffrances des blessés d' Hiroshima, l'injustice qui a frappé, à la libération de Nevers, le soldat allemand, tué, et la Française, tondue, pour avoir été coupable d'amour.

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