Marguerite Duras: The Seamless Past and Present

November 11–28, 2021

The celebrated French author and filmmaker Marguerite Duras is the focus of this trio of works, including the Bay Area premiere of Suzanna Andler. Also featured are Alain Resnais’s Hiroshima mon amour and a new restoration of Le navire Night.

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  • Hiroshima mon amour

  • Suzanna Andler

  • Le navire Night

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  • Hiroshima mon amour

    Alain Resnais
    France, Japan, 1959

     Digital Restoration

    • Thursday, November 11 7 PM
    • Sunday, November 28 3 PM

    Hiroshima mon amour depicts a brief affair between a French actress and a Japanese architect in the Hiroshima of 1959. The couple’s bliss is slowly eroded by the unavoidable memories of World War II.

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  • Suzanna Andler

    Benoît Jacquot
    France, 2021

    Bay Area Premiere!

    • Saturday, November 13 4 PM
    • Thursday, November 18 7 PM

    Marguerite Duras’s portrait of a woman trapped in her marriage was originally written for the stage. Benoît Jacquot amplified the theme of circular entrapment in his screen adaptation.

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  • Le navire Night

    Marguerite Duras
    France, 1979

    Digital Restoration

    • Sunday, November 21 5 PM

    With Le navire Night, writer and filmmaker Marguerite Duras explored the matrix of love, desire, and language in her characteristically oblique and experimental style. Shown in a new digital restoration.

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