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
Language: French & Japanese with English subtitles
Duration: 86 min
Alternate Title: Hiroshima, my Love