Hiroshima Mon Amour Reviews

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October 30, 2014
"Hiroshima Mon Amour" will always be too studied a masterwork for some tastes. But Riva's performance, chief among its triumphs, remains electrifying.
October 16, 2014
That rare movie in which present and past meld in every frame to convey a sense of time obliterated, or a dream having a nightmare.
October 14, 2014
The first film to juxtapose disastrous erotic passion with the political disasters of the mid century.
May 20, 2003
Although it presents, on occasion, a baffling repetition of words and ideas, much like vaguely recurring dreams, it, nevertheless, leaves the impression of a careful coalescence of art and craftsmanship.
January 1, 2000
Integrating past and present, poetic images and documentary footage, music and Marguerite Duras' dialogue, the film achieved a structural balance of such emotional and intellectual power that audiences were stunned.
June 29, 2019
Resnais, working from a screenplay by Marguerite Duras, delivers a striking opening that ultimately stands as a high point within the proceedings...
September 6, 2018
It was one of the few movies in the world to express with near perfection the truth about the soul-destroying effects a city has on lovers, the pain it can cause them, the monsters that it turns them into.
July 12, 2018
If so many films were not hybrids -half plays or half novels, half polemical or half literary-1 needn't say what it seems almost absurd to say, that Hiroshima Mon Amour is cinematic first, last and always.
February 8, 2018
The film, a visual discovery that renewed the stagnation of so many directors of the time, was also about that relationship, combining it in a masterly way with political reflection, so that one could not exist without the other. [Full review in Spanish]
August 3, 2017
Gorgeous and yearning, Hiroshima Mon Amour offers a still-modern thesis: Memory, like love, is a commodity that no one fully possesses.
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