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Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour

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This event is organized by The Cultural services of the Embassy of France.
As part of the film series "Les Femmes Essentielles", the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France present a screening of the film Hiroshima Mon Amour.

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WHAT: Hiroshima Mon Amour

WHEN: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 – 7pm - 9pm

WHERE: La Maison Française – 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. - 20007

PRICE: Free admission – registration required

RESERVATION: Online registration required. EventBrite

ADD. INFOS: Every attendee must be registered under his/her name. Valid ID required. No parking inside the embassy.

Hiroshima Mon Amour
by Alain Resnais
1959 – France – 91 min

In French with English subtitles

Emmanuelle Riva (1927-2017) epitomized a new kind of female star, more realistic and intellectual, as opposed to the "sex kitten" stereotype of Bardot. After her star-making turn in Hiroshima Mon Amour, Riva appeared opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo in Melville’s Léon Morin, Priest. In 2012, Riva starred in Michael Haneke’s Amour, with Jean-Louis Trintignant, a role for which Riva received a multitude of awards, including an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and César and BAFTA Awards for Best Actress.

In Alain Resnais’ groundbreaking work of the New Wave, Riva portrays a French actress researching a role in post-war Hiroshima. She enters into an affair with a Japanese architext (Eiji Okada) while experiencing flashbacks of a doomed wartime tryst with a German soldier. Marguerite Duras, one of France’s greatest modern novelists, wrote the screenplay (Academy Award nomination, 1959). Thanks to Riva’s profound subtlety in a very great role, Hiroshima Mon Amour became one of the most important films to come out of the French New Wave.


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