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Memoir of War

Emmanuel Finkiel's haunting and hypnotic adaptation of seminal author Marguerite Duras’s autobiographical novel “The War: A Memoir.”

In 1944 Nazi-occupied France, Marguerite Duras (Mélanie Thierry) is an active Resistance member along with her husband Robert Antelme. When he is deported to Dachau by the Gestapo, she dives into a desperate struggle to get him back and enters into a high-risk game of psychological cat and mouse with French Nazi collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel). But as the months wear on without word of the man she loves, Marguerite must begin the process of confronting the unimaginable.

Through subtly expressionistic images and voiceover passages of Duras’s writing, director Emmanuel Finkiel evokes the inner world of one of the 20th century’s most revolutionary writers.

Memoir of War
Screenwriter and Director: Emmanuel Finkiel
Starring: Mélanie Thierry, Benoît Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, Shulamit Adar,
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Emmanuel Bourdieu
Year: 2017
Runtime: 2h 7m
Distributed by: Music Box Films

Opens in New York on August 17, 2018 at Lincoln Center and Film Forum

Opens in Los Angeles on August 24, 2018 at Laemmle Royal


Aug 24-30, 2018 at Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago (IL)

Opening on Sept 28 at Gateway Film Center - Columbus (OH)

Opening on November 9 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (MI)