Hiroshima Mon Amour

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France | 1959 | 90 minutes | Alain Resnais

October 31 - November 6, 2014

French director Alain Resnais' 1959 drama returns to once again captivate audiences in this stunning new 4K restoration. Emmanuelle Riva (recently Oscar® nominated for her role in Amour), and Eiji Okada star as a pair who enter a brief relationship after World War II. Told using an innovative blend of non-linear narrative and voice-over, the film became a major influence on the French New Wave movement.  


Alain Resnais' first feature is one of the most influential films of all time. A French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering. Utilizing an innovative flashback structure and an Academy Award-nominated® screenplay by novelist Marguerite Duras, Resnais delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in this moody masterwork.

  • Director: Alain Resnais
  • Principal Cast: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada
  • Country: France, Japan
  • Year: 1959
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Rating: NR
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Rialto Pictures