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 Théâtre des Abbesses
From 10 to 27 April 2012
  • Tuesday 10 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Wednesday 11 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Thursday 12 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Friday 13 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Saturday 14 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Sunday 15 April 2012 - 15h00
  • Tuesday 17 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Wednesday 18 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Thursday 19 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Friday 20 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Saturday 21 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Monday 23 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Tuesday 24 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Wednesday 25 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Thursday 26 April 2012 - 20h30
  • Friday 27 April 2012 - 20h30

length: 1H40


Marguerite Duras Author
Christine Letailleur Director

Hiroshima mon amour


THE MEMORY OF A MOMENT
A woman, a man, both of them injured by the chaos of History.  An instant of passion forever branded in them.


In the beginning, there is Marguerite Duras' scenario for Alain Resnais' film, in 1959, with Emmanuelle Riva: a brief and burning passion which forever leaves its mark on two people who should never have met. Today, Christine Letailleur brings Duras’ words to the stage as, she writes, the novelist tackles "one of the major themes in my artistic research, that is, the endless and crucial question of desire".  And so, there in the half-light, there is the languid nudity of two bodies, standing, bound by the strength of a feeling that surpasses them. They barely touch each other, they are "together", for such a short time before both go back to their separate everyday life. A moment forever inscribed in their memory injured by History:  she had her hair shorn after liberation for having loved an enemy; he survived the Hiroshima bombing, haunted its horror… They speak, their words and silences echo one another, composing a sort of strangely gentle epic poem.  "A poetic,philosophical, and political work", Christine Letailleur further writes. 


Colette Godard


A hand slowly strokes a body and it could last for hours.  The beautiful couple (Valérie Lang and Hiroshi Ota) sometimes blends in with the projected pictures of the ruins of Hiroshima as filmed by Japanese film director Imamura.  They disappear, often sent back to their solitude, and reappear,back into love’s precipitate. Theatrical haikus. 


Emmanuelle Bouchez, Télérama

 

The radio version  of Hiroshima mon amour directed by Christine Letailleur will be broadcasted on France Culture le Sunday the 29th of April at 21:00.

 

text
Marguerite Duras
direction & scenography
Christine Letailleur
assistant director
Pier Lamandé
lights
Stéphane Colin
sound
Fred Morier
video
Jérôme Vernez


with
Valérie Lang, Hiroshi Ota, Pier Lamandé

 
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