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Memoir of War

 

 

Original title:
La douleur
Slovenian title:
Marguerite Duras: Spomini na vojno
Section:
AVANTPREMIERES

Country, year:
France, Belgium, Switzerland, 2017
Length:
127

Directed by:
Emmanuel Finkiel

Screenplay:
Emmanuel Finkiel, Marguerite Duras (
Cinematography:
Alexis Kavyrchine
Music:
Nicolas Becker
Subtitles:
slovenian
Language:
French
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Mélanie Thierry (Marguerite Duras), Benoît Magimel (Pierre Rabier), Benjamin Biolay (Dionys Mascolo), Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet (François Mitterrand – alias François Morland), Emmanuel Bourdieu (Robert Antelme), Anne-Lise Heimburger (ga. Bordes), Patrick Lizana (Georges Beauchamp), Shulamit Adar (Madame Katz), Joanna Grudzinska (Thérčse)
Awards:
San Sebastian 2017


DateHourLocation 
Fri, 9.11.2018 21:15 Kinodvor Cinema
Mon, 12.11.2018 15:00 Linhart Hall
Wed, 14.11.2018 16:45 Kosovel Hall

Deli povezavo
Description:
When she finds two old notebooks in a forgotten box, celebrated author Marguerite Duras remembers her past and the unbearable pain of waiting.

In the 1944 Nazi-occupied France, the young and brilliant author is an active Resistance member with her husband Robert Antelme. When he is deported by the Gestapo, she throws herself into a desperate struggle to get him back. She develops a chilling relationship with a local Vichy collaborator, Rabier, and takes terrible risks to save Robert, playing a cat-and-mouse game of unpredictable meetings all over Paris. Does he really want to help her? Or is he trying to dig up information about the anti-Nazi underground movement? The war finally ends and camp victims return, an excruciating period for Marguerite. But she continues to wait, bound to the torment of absence even beyond hope.

"The term 'douleur' is a complex, difficult concept. Complexity must lie at the absolute heart of our project. More than ever, the idea is to tell the truth. Primo Levi and Robert Antelme spoke the truth. They spoke of complexity and guilt in relation to the death camps. Well there was complexity among those waiting for people to come home too. Amongst those who had to live with the waiting." (Emmanuel Finkiel)
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