Hiroshima mon amour (1959) Alain Resnais
Hiroshima mon amour is a French-Japanese drama film directed by Alain Resnais, with a screenplay by Marguerite Duras. On the surface it depicts the affair between a French actress, shooting an anti-war film in Hiroshima, and a Japanese architect. At its core it deals with subjects such as understanding and its limits, love and loss, memory and forgetfulness. There are many things that make Hiroshima mon amour great. The sparse yet compelling dialogue is one. The non-linear narration is another. The beautiful cinematography a third. If you haven’t seen it already, make it happen, and if you have, watch it again. Hiroshima mon amour definitely stands to be re-watched.
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