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SCREENING: Hiroshima Mon Amour by Alain Resnais

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La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Rd NW

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TUESDAY, June 25 at 7:00 P.M.

at La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

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SECURITY RULES: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy.

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Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. We encourage you to use taxi, ridesharing or public transportation.


HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR

By Alain Resnais

1959- France - 91min.

As part of the film series "Les Femmes Essentielles," the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a screening of the film ​Hiroshima Mon Amour.

Emmanuelle Riva (1927-2017) epitomized a new kind of female star, more realistic and intellectual, in contrast with the stereotype of Bardot. After her star-making turn in Hiroshima Mon Amour, Riva appeared opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo in Melville's Léon Morin, Priest. In 2012, Riva starred in Michael Haneke's Amour, with Jean-Louis Trintignant, a role for which Riva received a multitude of awards, including an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and César and BAFTA Awards for Best Actress.

In Alain Resnais' groundbreaking work of the New Wave, Riva portrays a French actress researching a role in post-war Hiroshima. She enters into an affair with a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) while experiencing flashbacks of a doomed wartime tryst with a German soldier. Marguerite Duras, one of France’s greatest modern novelists, wrote the screenplay (Academy Award nomination, 1959). Thanks to Riva's profound subtlety in a very great role, Hiroshima Mon Amour became a moody masterwork that delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish.

In French with English subtitles


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