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Les Femmes Essentielles Film Series: Hiroshima Mon Amour by Alain Resnais

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Les Femmes Essentielles is a special series of movie classics starring the most legendary actresses of French cinema. Emmanuelle Riva (1927 – 2017) epitomized a new kind of female star, more realistic and intellectual, as opposed to the “sex kitten” stereotype of Bardot. Here Riva portrays a French actress researching a role in post-war Hiroshima. She enters into an affair with a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) while experiencing flashbacks of a doomed wartime tryst with a German soldier.


La Maison Française
Embassy of France - La Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road
Washington DC, DC 20007
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