MEMOIR OF WAR : on the road to Oscars!
France has selected Emmanuel Finkielâs âA Memoir of Warâ (âLa Douleurâ) as its official entry for the foreign-language Oscar race.
âA Memoir of Warâ is an adaptation of Marguerite Durasâ semi-autobiographical novel âThe War: A Memoir.â The pic takes place in June 1944, when France was still under German occupation, and follows Marguerite, then a young writer, who agrees to a series of covert meetings with Nazi collaborator Rabier. In exchange, Marguerite receives information on the whereabouts of her husband, Robert Antelme, a writer and major figure of the Resistance who has been detained and sent to the Dachau concentration camp.
Represented in international markets by TF1 Studio, the film stars MÃ©lanie Thierry, who plays a young Duras and delivers a breakthrough performance. Thierry stars opposite BenoÃ®t Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, and GrÃ©goire Leprince-Ringuet.
Music Box Films holds U.S. rights to Memoir of War and released it in theaters last month.