Neuilly-sur-Seine, France: Argos Films, 1959. Collection of eight vintage, borderless reference photographs from the 1959 film. Four photographs with the stamp of production company Argos Films, seven with a sticker noting they are from the collection of film historian, collector, and founder of the Tele Cine Documentation (TCD) cinema photo library Daniel Bouteiller, one with both a sticker and stamp from the collection of film historian Maurice Bessy, and all with holograph annotations on the versos.
A series of conversations about memory, history, and forgetfulness between a departing French actress and the married Japanese architect with whom she had a brief affair, the film was a major catalyst for the Rive Gauche film movement. Screenwriter Marguerite Duras was nominated for an Academy Award, and Alain Resnais received a Palme d'Or nomination at Cannes.
7 x 5 inches. Generally Near Fine.
Criterion Collection 196. Rosenbaum 1000. Vogel, Film as Subversive Art.