Fri 12 - Sat 13 Nov

I Want to Talk About Duras

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series

29th French Film Festival

Vous ne désirez que moi

95 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 2021 | dir. Claire Simon, with Swann Arlaud, Emmanuelle Devos | UK Premiere

A man involved in a passionate relationship with a celebrated writer of over 30 years his senior needs to talk. He is fascinated by her and yet he feels he just cannot go on anymore. He opens up, in an attempt to put into words the intensity of his love and the complexity of the relationship.

The film, based on an unedited transcript of a 1982 interview between Yann Andréa and writer and journalist Michèle Manceaux, who was a long-time friend of Marguerite Duras, was published as a book, Je voudrais te parler de Duras, after all three protagonists had passed away. Claire Simon cleverly mixes a staging of the interview together with moving archival footage of Duras and her films, particularly India Song.

Both screenings will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with director Claire Simon

Fri 12 Nov 6.20pm
Sat 13 Nov 6.30pm

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