An actress arrives in Hiroshima to star in a film about peace, where she meets a Japanese man and they quickly become lovers and confidants. She narrates to the story of her teenage years in Nevers during WWII, how she fell in love with a German soldier and the humiliation she was subjected to during the liberation.
Original dialogue: French, Japanese, English
Directed by: Alain Resnais
Starring: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Bernard Fresson.
Black and White – 92 minutes
The Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival in 1959
(following resistance from the Americans to avoid the subject of the atomic bomb)
Awards and Nominations
1959 Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival – Out of Competition – The FIPRESCI
Grand Prix, French Syndicate of Cinema Critics’ Grand Prix
1961 Berlin Film Festival – Bambi Award for Best International Film – The German Film Critics’ Award
1961 Nominated at the Oscars for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Award
1961 BAFTA Awards – The UN Award - Nominated for the BAFTA Film Award for Best
Actress and BestFilm
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Thursday 28 November, 1pm at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City
Friday 29 November, 6.30pm at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial
Saturday 30 November, 6.30pm at Plaza Cinema, Americana Plaza Mall, Sheikh Zayed
Wednesday 4 December, 10.30am at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial
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