Film of the Fortnight: Hiroshima mon amour

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.

Hanna

Hanna

Hanna is a culture lover of great proportions: film is her hobby and her work; tv-series are her nighttime pleasure; literature is her bad conscience since course books take up most of her reading time; art is her spare time passion; music is her everything. She has an insatiable hunger for traveling and a taste for good food, preferably vegetarian. She is sometimes socially awkward but always socially committed. The perfectionist in her rarely sleeps but judges herself a thousand times harder than others.
Hanna