Muriel ou le Temps d’un Retour
France, Italy – 1963 – Color – 117’
Direction: Alain Resnais | Screenplay: Jean Cayrol | Cinematography: Sacha Vierny | Editing: Kenout Peltier, Eric Pluet | Music: Hans Werner Henze | Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Nita Klein, Jean-Baptiste Thiérrée | Production: Anatole Dauman, Pierre Braunberger, Carlo Fedier, Robert Haggiag
The film is a chamber drama about a widow and her son who live in an antique shop in Boulogne. The widow invites a man whom she loved twenty-two years earlier to visit. Her son is haunted by Muriel, a young woman whose death he may have caused while serving as a soldier in Algeria.
*Delphine Seyrig won Best Actress Award at Venice Film Festival in 1963. At the same festival, the film was nominated for the Golden Lion.