Delphine Seyrig plays the bored and promiscuous wife of a French diplomat (Michael Lonsdale) in Marguerite Duras’s Calcutta based drama, now fully restored to its original glory. Set in the 1930s, the tedium of her existence is relieved when she embarks on a string of affairs, all of which are known but ignored by her husband. From intense connections, to brief encounters, Duras creates a world in which the off-screen voice represents the ghostly presence of a time that once was.
The screening on 10 Dec will be introduced by Professor Richard Dyer (King’s College London).
in partnership with Another Gaze