VALENTINE’S DAY: HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR
For those who like to spice up their Valentine’s Day with some French Nouvelle Vague, we offer the chance to revisit Alain Resnais’ melancholy romance classic Hiroshima Mon Amour; a moody masterwork that delicately weaves past and present, intimate love and personal pain.
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.