H STORY

H STORY

A French actress (Beatrice Dalle) arrives in Hiroshima to begin work on the remake of Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima Mon Amour. Scenes are shot, discussed, re-shot. A writer friend of the director asks him why he’s remaking the Resnais film. The director can answer only that it is because he has yet to make sense of his feelings. As the shoot progresses, the actress begins to question the motives behind the director’s obsessive desire to film the city of his birth, and to confront the memories and complex emotions evoked by this mythic city in the psyche of his generation. Later, walking on a beach with the writer, the actress learns that the director is cancelling the shoot. Her time in Hiroshima is over.

Nobuhiro Suwa

Nobuhiro Suwa

(Hiroshima, 1960) He began his career in Japan in documentary filmmaking. In 1997, he made his debut in fiction with his first film 2/Duo, awarded with the NETPAC Award in Rotterdam. His second feature film, M/other, shot in 1999, won the FIPRESCI Award in Cannes. In 2001, H Story was presented in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes. In 2005, he shot Un couple parfait in French and Paris, with Valérie Bruni-Tedeschi and Bruno Todeschini. In 2009, he co-directed Yuki & Nina, his fifth feature, presented at the Directors’ Fortnight. His last feature, Le lion est mort ce soir arrived almost ten years after.

FILMOGRAPHY

El león duerme esta noche (2017), Cheveux noirs (curt, 2011), Yuki y Nina (2009), After War - Segment A Letter from Hiroshima (2006), Paris, je t'aime - Segment Place des Victoires (2006), Un couple parfait (2005), A Letter from Hiroshima (curt, 2002), H Story (2001), M/Other (1999), 2/Duo (1997)