Memoir Of War
Feature film, 2h06, 2017
Director: Emmanuel Finkiel
With: Mélanie Thierry, Benoît Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, Shulamit Adar, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Emmanuel Bourdieu
Written: Emmanuel Finkiel
From the novel by Marguerite Duras.
In the 1944 Nazi-occupied France, young writer Marguerite Duras is an active Resistance member, along with her husband, author and publisher Robert Antelme. When he is arrested and sent to Buchenwald, an agonizing wait starts for Marguerite, in the chaos of the Liberation of Paris. The film leads us through those endless days of pain. As she is torn apart between her missing husband and the poet Dyonis she is falling for, she develops a chilling relationship with Gestapo agent Rabier taking terrible risks to save Robert.
Awards and festivals:
Representing France for the 2019 Oscars. Selected at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême. Festival du Film du Croisic: Jury's award to MélanieThierry, best adaptation award to Emmanuel Finkiel.
Cinéfrance, Michel Merkt. In coproduction with Versus Production, Same Player, Need Productions, France 3 Cinéma. With the support of: CNC, Aide aux nouvelles technologies, Aide à l'audiodescription, Région Ile-de-France, Eurimages. In association with: Soficas Cinémage 11, SofiTVCiné4, Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Tax Shelter
Distributor France: Les Films du Losange