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Hiroshima mon amour

Alain Resnais

 
Hiroshima mon amour (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

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  • France
  • 1959
  • 90 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.37:1
  • French
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  • Spine #196

A cornerstone of the French New Wave, the first feature from Alain Resnais 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 mutual fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering. With an innovative flashback structure and an Academy Award–nominated screenplay by novelist Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima mon amour is a moody masterwork that delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish.

Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie
  • Interviews with director Alain Resnais from 1961 and 1980
  • Interviews with actor Emmanuelle Riva from 1959 and 2003
  • New interview with film scholar François Thomas, author of L’atelier d’Alain Resnais
  • New interview with music scholar Tim Page about the film’s score
  • Revoir “Hiroshima” . . . , a 2013 program about the film’s restoration
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones and excerpts from a 1959 Cahiers du cinéma roundtable discussion about the film

    New cover by Sarah Habibi

Film Essays

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Hiroshima mon amour: Time Indefinite

By Kent Jones July 13, 2015

Groundbreaking for its nonlinear editing as well as the way it incorporated reality into a fictional narrative, Alain Resnais’s film is a crucial modernist work. Read more »

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November 17, 2015

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Film Essays

Hiroshima_thumbnail

Hiroshima mon amour: Time Indefinite

By Kent Jones July 13, 2015

Groundbreaking for its nonlinear editing as well as the way it incorporated reality into a fictional narrative, Alain Resnais’s film is a crucial modernist work. Read more »


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Remembering Alain Resnais

By Alexandre Mabilon March 06, 2014

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