Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Synopsis

A cornerstone film of the French New Wave, Alain Resnais' 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, intense 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 a screenplay by novelist Marguerite Duras, Resnais delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in this moody masterwork.

Technical Specs

Director: Alain Resnais
Year: 1959
Country: France | Japan
Language: French | Japanese | English
Duration: 86 min
Colour: B/W
Alternate Title: Hiroshima, My Love