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Hiroshima mon amour

Alain Resnais

 
Hiroshima mon amour (Criterion DVD)

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  • France
  • 1959
  • 91 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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  • Spine #196

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 an Academy Award-nominated® screenplay by novelist Marguerite Duras, Resnais delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in this moody masterwork.

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie
  • Cinepanorama interview with Alain Resnais (1961)
  • Audio interview with Alain Resnais (1980)
  • Emmanuelle Riva interviewed by François Chalais at Cannes (1959)
  • Excerpts from Duras’ annotations to the screenplay
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • A new essay on composer Giovanni Fusco by Russell Lack
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
  • A new essay on the film by Kent Jones

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Film Essays

Hiroshima mon amour: Time Indefinite

By Kent JonesJune 23, 2003

“I think that in a few years, in ten, twenty, or thirty years, we will know whether Hiroshima . . . Read more »

Hiroshima mon amour

Remembering Alain Resnais

By Alexandre MabilonMarch 06, 2014

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Film Essays

Hiroshima mon amour: Time Indefinite

By Kent JonesJune 23, 2003

“I think that in a few years, in ten, twenty, or thirty years, we will know whether Hiroshima . . . Read more »