Hiroshima Mon Amour
France, Japan – 1959 – B&W – 90’
Direction: Alain Resnais | Screenplay: Marguerite Duras | Cinematography: Sacha Vierny, Michio Takahashi | Editing: Jasmine Chasney, Henri Colpi, Anne Sarraute | Music: Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco | Cast: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, Bernard Fresson | Production: Anatole Dauman, Samy Halfon
A French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief and intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming mutual fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering.
*Marguerite Duras was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The film was also nominated for the Golden Palm at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival.