13-19 November 2017

Hiroshima mon amour

Alain Resnais

Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais)
L'Alternativa Parallel / Emmanuelle Riva / Hiroshima mon amour


A French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their mutual fascination impelling them to exorcise their own memories of love and suffering. Alain Resnais's debut feature uses an innovative flashback structure and a screenplay by Marguerite Duras to weave past and present, personal pain and public anguish into one of the most influential films of modern cinema. The film marks Emmanuelle Riva's screen debut, having previously worked exclusively in the theatre. Interviewed in 1959, Riva said, with some foresight: “The film has probably spoiled me because I think I’m now going to be disappointed in anything that follows.”


  • Country France, Japan
  • Year 1959
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 90 min
  • Image BW
  • Language French, Japanese
  • Subtitles Spanish
  • Production company Argos Films, Como Films, Daiei Studios, Pathé Entertainment
  • Producer Samy Halfon, Anatole Dauman
  • Screenplay Marguerite Duras
  • Photography Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny
  • Editor Jasmine Chasney, Henri Colpi, Anne Sarraute
  • Music Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco
  • Actors Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud


Prix FIPRESCI - Festival de Cannes Prix Méliès Grand Prix l'Union de la critique de cinéma


Wednesday 15, 20.30 h — Institut Francès de Barcelona

This film will be available on Filmin after the festival.