Publication of an essay by Maïté Snauwaert on the film Memoir of War (La Douleur) by Marguerite Duras, directed by Emmanuel Finkiel

The film is nominated for 8 César

19 February 2019

An essay (in French) by Campus Saint-Jean professor Maïté Snauwaert, PhD, on the movie adaptation of Memoir of War (La Douleur) by Marguerite Duras and directed by Emmanuel Finkiel, will be published on March 7.

The film, based on the semi-autobiographical book published in 1985, focuses on the agonizing wait by the author for her husband, arrested and deported during World War II. It has been nominated for 8 César, the French national film awards, including Best Movie and Best Director.

The book is the firsat of a series entitled 'Les Films sélectionnés' (the Selected Films), edited by Carole Aurouet and published by Gremese. It is already available on Amazon.

The upcoming César ceremony will take place on February 22.

The introduction and first pages of the publication are available online :