A Memoir of War

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sat, Apr 14, 2018 6:45 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Fri, Apr 20, 2018 4:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:La Douleur
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Adaptation
Arts
Culture & Society
Francophone
Drama
History
Literature
Politics
War
True Story
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2017
Runtime:127 min
Country/Region:France
Language:French
Print Source:Music Box Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3CbOilBGrE
Cast/Crew
Director:Emmanuel Finkiel
Producer:Yael Fogiel
Laetitia Gonzalez
Cinematographer:Alexis Kavyrchine
Screenwriter:Emmanuel Finkiel
Editor:Sylvie Lager
Composer:Nicolas Becker
Principal Cast:Melanie Thierry
Benoit Magimel
Samuel Biolay
Shulamit Adar
Emmanuel Bourdieu
Filmography:Voyages ('99)
Casting ('02)
Nowhere Promised Land ('08)
Je suis (’12)
A Decent Man ('15)

Description

The time is June, 1944. In German occupied France, Resistance leader and writer Robert Antelme is arrested and subsequently deported. Marguerite Duras, a writer herself, is torn by the news of Robert, her husband, and also by her guilt over an ongoing affair with her lover, Dyonis. Desperate to find her husband, Marguerite falls in with another man, Pierre Rabier, a French agent who has infiltrated the Gestapo, and a tangled web develops between the two amidst the agonizing approach of France’s liberation.

A moving period drama adapted from Marguerite Duras’ own semi-autobiographical novel War: A Memoir, Emmanuel Finkel’s film explores the depth of grief and the ramifications of one’s decisions. Duras’ choices, specifically her relationship with Rabier, may be questionable—but her emotional journey is not. As the possibility of her husband’s return dims, she is put through the varying forms of sorrow, a reflection of the larger tragedy surrounding her story.

Director Biography

Emmanuel Finkiel is a French filmmaker born in 1961. His body of work includes short film, documentaries and television programming. As a director, he is known for Je suis (’12) and A Decent Man (’12). His film Voyages (’00) earned a César for Best First Feature.


 


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