HIroshima Mon Amour - Screenplay Author:Margueritte Duras& Alain Resnais No film of recent years has aroused more enthusiasm or received more unanimous accolades than Hiroshima Mon Amour. One critic has called it ?a thousand films in one,? and another says it ?has raised the cinema to the level of the arts which authentically represent the movement of thought and the world of perception in the twentieth century.? A... more »warded the International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959, and the N.Y. Film Critics Award for the best foreign film of 1960, this nuanced and finely wrought work of art has since been shown throughout the world and has been variously described as a Proustian creation of remembrance, a poetic love story, an anti-war picture, and the most authentic screen portrait to date of man?s inhumanity to man.
On the surface the story of a short but profoundly moving love affair between a Japanese architect and a French actress visiting Japan to make a film on peace, it also recreates compellingly those experiences of war ? France under the German occupation, and the Hiroshima bombing ? which fifteen years later still influence, perhaps even dictate, the lives of both characters.
This volumne contains the complete script of the film, as well as Miss Duras? original synopsis and notes, which provide further insights into the conception and evolution of the work. The script is illustrated with oven seventy shots and sequences chosen and arranged by film-maker Robert Hughes.
?Hiroshima Mon Amour is a film that one can predict will still be important 50 years hence.? -- Beckley, N.Y. Herald Tribune.
?Hiroshima Mon Amour is overwhelming?.A motion picture landmark.? -- Winsten, N.Y. Post.« less