Hiroshima Mon Amour
Dir. Alain Resnais, 1959
90 min, French with English subtitles
A married Japanese architect and a French actress cross paths in Hiroshima as the actress works on an anti-war film, and a fleeting romance is kindled. Playing with memory, and its intrinsic fluid, malleable nature, the film cuts between the lover's past and present, remembering the trauma of their past as it leads to the future, and the possible fruitlessness of memory flawed by forgetfulness.