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Hiroshima mon amour

Hiroshima mon amour - DVD and Blu-Ray release on January 18th

From 12/01/2016 at 12:00 to 12/02/2016 at 12:00

Alain Resnais first feature, which André Malraux acclaimed as the most beautiful film he had ever seen, brought Resnais instant fame and has become an enduring classic of film history. A complex study of a troubled relationship set in post World War II Japan. Emmanuelle Riva (Best Actress Oscar for Amour) stars as a young French actress who is in Hiroshima for the shooting of a film about peace. She meets a Japanese architect, played by Eiji Okada, who reminds her of a former lover, a German soldier. The haunting affair is overshadowed by memories of the Bomb. Scripted by acclaimed novelist Marguerite Duras.

Celebrated for its originality, particularly through the use of flashbacks, "Hiroshima mon Amour" is a game changer in the world of French cinema, part of the French New Wave cinema, the use of flashbacks created a uniquely nonlinear storyline.

As well as pioneering the rise of New Wave cinema, "Hiroshima mon Amour" was a turning point in Alain Renais career, consolidating his already established reputation for directing short films, including the controversial documentary "Night and Fog", set in two abandoned Nazi concentration camps. "Hiroshima mon Amour" paved the way for Renais award-winning career, including acclaimed films "Last Year at Marienbad" and "Smoking/No Smoking", which stretched six decades until his death in 2014.

Digitally restored to its pristine original picture quality on Blu-ray and DVD, "Hiroshima mon Amour", nominated for Best Screenplay at the 1961 Academy Awards, is one of the most influential films of all time; a masterwork that delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish.

A 4K restoration of Alain Resnais's classic 1959 film "Hiroshima mon Amour" was undertaken in 2013 by Argos Films, the Technicolor Foundation, the Groupama Gan Foundation and Cineteca di Bologna from the original camera negative with the generous support of the CNC (or Centre National du Cinema). The work was carried out at L'Immagine Ritrovata, Cineteca di Bologna's restoration lab, and overseen by DP Renato Berta. 

Tital running time: 90 mins approx / Black and white

Event's details

  • Age group: Adults


18/01/2016 - thierry.tantot said :

A great film I'd love to see again and share with my kids.

16/01/2016 - powerjohn45 said :

Love romance

16/01/2016 - myriam said :

Merci encore je pourrais faire voir ce film a mon groupe de francophone qui ne peut se deplacer .

16/01/2016 - myriam said :

Merci encore je pourrais faire voir ce film a mon groupe de francophone qui ne peut se deplacer .


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