Marguerite Duras (1914-1996) - best-known as the author of The Lover and for the screenplay for Hiroshima, Mon Amour (the classic 1960 New Wave film directed by Alain Resnais) - was one of the most prolific, controversial, and renowned cultural figures in post-war France. Between 1943 (when she published her first book) and 1995 (when she published her last - That's All), Duras directed 19 films and wrote more than 70 novels, plays, movies and adaptations.
OVID is currently streaming three films connected to Duras. She directed the experimental narrative, LE NAVIRE NIGHT. SUZANNA ANDLER, a new film starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, is based on a play she wrote and is directed by her longtime protégé, Benoît Jacquot. MARGUERITE AS SHE WAS is a powerful documentary about her life, directed by her friend and collaborator, Dominque Auvray.
Directed by Emmanuel Finkiel • Drama • With Mélanie Thierry • 2018 • 127 minutes
In Emmanuel Finkiel’s haunting adaptation of Marguerite Duras’s semi- autobiographical novel, The War: A Memoir, the famed author (Mélanie Thierry) recounts an emotionally complex story of love, loss, and perseveran...