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Memoir of War

Memoir of War

"...ambitious and graceful..." Variety

Memoir of War

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About the Film

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 perseverance against a backdrop of wartime intrigue.

It’s 1944 Nazi-occupied France, and Marguerite is an active Resistance member along with husband Robert Antelme and a band of fellow subversives. When Antelme is deported to Dachau by the Gestapo, she becomes friendly with French Nazi collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel) to learn of her husband’s whereabouts. But as the months wear on with no news of her husband, Marguerite must begin the process of confronting the unimaginable. Using subtly expressionistic imagery and voiceover passages of Duras’s writing, Finkiel evokes the inner world of one of the 20th century’s most revolutionary writers.

Starring: Mélanie Thierry, Benoît Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, Shulamit Adar, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Emmanuel Bourdieu
Director: Emmanuel Finkiel
Release Date: 08/17/18

Awards & Festivals

  • Official Selection - 2017 Haifa International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2018 Rendez-vous with French Cinema
  • Official Selection - 2018 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2018 COLCOA French Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2018 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Cast

Marguerite Duras: Mélanie Thierry
Pierre Rabier: Benoît Magimel
Dionys Mascolo: Benjamin Biolay
Mme Katz: Shulamit Adar
François Mitterrand, alias François Morland: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet
Robert Antelme: Emmanuel Bourdieu

Crew

Director/Screenwriter: Emmanuel Finkiel
Based on a Novel by: Marguerite Duras
Producer: Yael Fogiel & Laetitia Gonzalez
Cinematographer: Alexis Kavyrchine
EditorSylvie Lager
Production Designer: Pascal Leguellec
Costume Designer: Anaïs Romand & Sergio Ballo
Composer: Nicolas Becker

Technical Info

Production Year: 2017
Release Date: 08/17/18
Countries of Production: Belgium, France, Switzerland
Languages: French
Running Time: 2h 7m
Screen Ratio: 1:85:1
Sound: Dolby 5.1
Color: Color
Rating: Not Rated

Theaters

New York
New York
8/17/18
New York
New York
8/17/18
San Francisco
California
8/24/18
San Rafael
California
8/24/18
Coral Gables
Florida
8/24/18
Berkeley
California
8/24/18
Irvine
California
8/24/18
Encino
California
8/24/18
Pasadena
California
8/24/18
Chicago
Illinois
8/24/18
Los Angeles
California
8/24/18
Dallas
Texas
8/31/18
Hartford
Connecticut
8/31/18
Hollywood
Florida
8/31/18
Austin
Texas
8/31/18
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
8/31/18
Washington
District of Columbia
8/31/18
Buffalo
New York
9/7/18
Sandpoint
Idaho
9/7/18
Coral Gables
Florida
9/7/18
Scottsdale
Arizona
9/7/18
Roslyn
New York
9/14/18
Montclair
New Jersey
9/14/18
Honolulu
Hawaii
9/14/18
Atlanta
Georgia
9/21/18
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
9/21/18
New York
New York
9/28/18
Lake Worth
Florida
9/28/18
Delray Beach
Florida
9/28/18
Columbus
Ohio
9/28/18
Vancouver
Washington
9/28/18
Portland
Oregon
9/28/18
Beaufort
South Carolina
10/1/18
Bloomington
Indiana
10/12/18
Oxnard
California
10/14/18
Detroit
Michigan
11/9/18
Cleveland
Ohio
11/11/18

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Awards & Festivals

  • Official Selection - 2017 Haifa International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2018 Rendez-vous with French Cinema
  • Official Selection - 2018 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2018 COLCOA French Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2018 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
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