Episode 26: Alain Resnais’s Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

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In this episode, I talk about Alain Resnais’s 1959 classic “Hiroshima Mon Amour.” I combine excerpts from Marguerite Duras’s screenplay for the film and portions of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima” to explore how the film represents (or resists representing) horror and atrocity. I also look at how it portrays memory and grief. As Duras writes, “Impossible to talk about Hiroshima. All one can do is talk about the impossibility of talking about Hiroshima.”

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