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Memoir of War

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Overview

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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

France's Official Selection for the 2019 Academy Awards

Critic’s Pick.

DAVID EHRLICH

INDIEWIRE

“Riveting! Melanie Thierry leaps toward the front echelons of current French actresses with her riveting turn as Marguerite Duras. Thierry is utterly compelling from first to last.”

NEIL YOUNG

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Poetic, ambitious and graceful”

GUY LODGE

VARIETY

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
  • 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
  • Director : Emmanuel Finkiel
  • Screenplay : Emmanuel Finkiel
  • Based On a Novel By : Marguerite Duras
  • Producer : Yael Fogiel, Laetitia Gonzalez
  • Director of Photography : Alexis Kavyrchine
  • Editor : Sylvie Lager
  • Production Designer : Pascal Leguellec
  • Music : Nicolas Becker
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2017
  • Release Date : 08/17/2018
  • Countries of Production : France
  • Languages : French
  • Running Time : 127 Minutes,
  • Screen Ratio : 1:85:1
  • Sound : Dolby 5.1
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
Theatrical Engagements
Theater Name
City
State
Date
New York
NY
08/17/2018
New York
NY
08/17/2018
Los Angeles
CA
08/24/2018
Pasadena
CA
08/24/2018
Encino
CA
08/24/2018
Irvine
CA
08/24/2018
San Francisco
CA
08/24/2018
San Rafael
CA
08/24/2018
Berkeley
CA
08/24/2018
Coral Gables
FL
08/24/2018
Chicago
IL
08/24/2018
Hartford
CT
08/31/2018
Washington
D.C.
08/31/2018
Hollywood
FL
08/31/2018
Fort Lauderdale
FL
08/31/2018
Austin
TX
08/31/2018
Buffalo
New York
09/07/2018
Coral Gables
Florida
09/07/2018
White Plains
New York
09/07/2018
Scottsdale
Arizona
09/07/2018
Honolulu
Hawaii
09/14/2018
Roslyn
New York
09/14/2018
Montclair
New Jersey
09/14/2018
Atlanta
Georgia
09/21/2018
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
09/21/2018
Columbus
Ohio
09/28/2018
Vancouver
Washington
09/28/2018
Delray
Florida
09/28/2018
Lake Worth
Florida
09/28/2018
Boca Raton
Florida
09/28/2018
Beaufort
South Carolina
09/28/2018
Portland
Oregon
10/05/2018
Hanover
New Hampshire
10/11/2018
Bloomington
Indiana
10/12/2018
Detroit
Michigan
11/09/2018
Cleveland
Ohio
11/11/2018
Boulder
Colorado
11/28/2018