Hiroshima Mon Amour

November 10, 2014 3:43 PM

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If you grew up in the 50's and 60's and had the opportunity of seeing Alain Resnais's Hiroshima mon amour(1959) which is currently completing a revival Film Forum at you might have been haunted or even experienced nightmares from the images, in particular the initial scene of two entangled bodies whose skin is covered with a strange encrustation that could be mistaken for scar tissue.

Then there were the shots of the Hiroshima Museum with its melted bicycle and stones, it's pictures of deformed bodies and "anonymous hair" and it's citation of the fact that the temperature at the city's Peace Square was l0,000 degrees. Now more than fifty years since the film's release, it's remar...

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