A Memoir of War

Dir. Emmanuel Finkiel | 127 min
Narrative Belgium / France 2017 French with English subtitles Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Thursday, May 38:30 PM E Street Cinema

Saturday, May 51:00 PM AFI Silver Theatre Pre-Sale Only*

*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.

Emmanuel Finkiel’s adaptation of seminal author Marguerite Duras’ autobiographical novel (The War: A Memoir) centers on an intensely powerful performance by Mélanie Thierry as Duras.

Both she and her husband, the writer Robert Antelme, were members of the Resistance living in Nazi-occupied Paris. Desperate for news of Robert, who has been arrested and sent to Dachau, Marguerite enters into a high-risk game of psychological intrigue with French Nazi collaborator Rabier. But as the months wear on without word of her husband, she begins the process of confronting the unimaginable.

Co-presented by Generation After



  • Emmanuel Finkiel ambitiously and gracefully takes on 'The War: A Memoir,' Marguerite Duras's challenging Holocaust semi-autobiography.Variety
  • Melanie Thierry leaps towards the front echelon of current French actresses with her riveting turn as Marguerite Duras in [...] Memoir of Pain (La Douleur).The Hollywood Reporter


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This event finished on May 6, 2018.