Two Films by Marguerite Duras

Two Films by Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras had already established herself as one of the major figures of postwar French literature when she launched an equally fascinating and unclassifiable career in cinema, translating her elliptical, experimental style to the screen through an unprecedented fusion of hypnotic, highly stylized imagery and radically disjunctive sound. Boldly reimagining the possibilities of dialogue, music, silence, and architectural space, the tantalizing, sphinxlike evocations of soul-deep female malaise India Song and Baxter, Vera Baxter embody Duras’s singular multisensory approach, with each opening up new spaces for the expression of women’s interior worlds.

Film Info

  • Spine #1172

Films In This Set


  • 2K digital restorations, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays
  • Newly discovered India Song alternate English-language audio track, directed by Marguerite Duras
  • Marguerite as She Was, a 2003 portrait of Duras
  • Program from 2020 on the making of India Song, featuring interviews with the cast and crew
  • Interview from 1977 with Duras
  • Excerpt from a 1977 documentary on actor Delphine Seyrig
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ivone Margulies

    New cover by Michael Boland