H STORY

Nobuhiro Suwa

Japan 111 min Fiction

Synopsis

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.

Director

Nobuhiro Suwa

He begins his cinematographic career with 2/Duo, awarded at the Rotterdam Festival; M/Other, FIPRESCI Award at Cannes; or H Story, selected in Un Certain Regard of the same festival. From here, a successful period of French production begins, which leads him to win the Special Jury Prize in Locarno with Un couple parfait and selections in the Directors’ Fortnight or San Sebastián with Yuki & Nina and The Lion Sleeps Tonight, respectively. He was object of a retrospective in the D’A 2018.

Filmography: El teléfono del viento (2020), El león duerme esta noche (2017, D’A 2018), Yuki & Nina (2009, D’A 2018), Un couple parfait (2005, D’A 2018), H Story (2001, D’A 2018), M/Other (1999, D’A 2018), 2/Duo (1997, D’A 2018)

Nobuhiro Suwa

Film information

Director: Nobuhiro Suwa
Script: Nobuhiro Suwa
Contact: Wild Bunch
With: Béatrice Dalle, Kou Machida, Hiroaki Umano, Nobuhiro Suwa, Caroline Champetier, Michiko Yoshitake
Country: Japan
Year: 2001
Format: DCP
Length: 111 min
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Catalan
Edition: 2018