Memoir of War

France, 2017, 127 min, Dir. Emmanuel Finkiel, Not Rated, French with English Subtitles

Showings

Coral Gables Art CinemaFri, Aug 24 5:30 PM Buy Tickets
 
Coral Gables Art CinemaFri, Aug 24 8:15 PM Buy Tickets
 
Coral Gables Art CinemaSat, Aug 25 3:15 PM Buy Tickets
 
Coral Gables Art CinemaSat, Aug 25 6:00 PM Buy Tickets
 
Coral Gables Art CinemaSat, Aug 25 8:45 PM Buy Tickets
 
Coral Gables Art CinemaSun, Aug 26 3:45 PM Buy Tickets
 
Coral Gables Art CinemaSun, Aug 26 6:30 PM Buy Tickets
 
Coral Gables Art CinemaMon, Aug 27 5:30 PM Buy Tickets
 
Coral Gables Art CinemaTue, Aug 28 4:15 PM Buy Tickets
 
Coral Gables Art CinemaWed, Aug 29 5:30 PM Buy Tickets
 
Coral Gables Art CinemaWed, Aug 29 8:15 PM Buy Tickets
 
Coral Gables Art CinemaThu, Aug 30 5:30 PM Buy Tickets
 
Coral Gables Art CinemaThu, Aug 30 8:15 PM Buy Tickets
 

Description

An emotionally complex story of love, loss, and perseverance against a backdrop of wartime intrigue. In a haunting adaptation of her semi-autobiographical novel, famed author Marguerite Duras (Mélanie Thierry) must navigate the Resistance and the Gestapo to uncover the whereabouts of her imprisoned husband. As he’s deported to Dachau in the midst of Nazi-occupied France, she becomes friendly with a French collaborator to gain information at considerable risk to her underground cell. But as the months wear on, she must begin the process of confronting the unimaginable. Using subtly expressionistic imagery and voiceover passages of Duras’s writing, director Emmanuel Finkiel evokes the inner world of one the 20th century’s most revolutionary writers.

Dr. Maria Antonieta García will open a window to Marguerite Duras and Memoir of War before and after the 8:15 pm screening Friday, August 24. Dr. García is a University French Instructor, French Program Coordinator, Le Cercle Français / Pi Delta Phi Adviser at the Department of Foreign Languages, FIU.