Adaptation of Marguerite Duras's autobiographical classic Douleur.

Based on Marguerite Duras’s autobiographical classic Douleur , MEMOIR OF PAIN is about the period when she was waiting for her husband to return; he had been arrested by the Nazis during the Résistance. In desperation, and trying to find out more about his fate, she gets involved with a Nazi collaborator in a game of cat and mouse. Emmanuel Finkel finds both poetic and realistic images for the pain of not knowing and the desperation of being powerless. (Sophie Albers Ben Chamo)

Emmanuel Finkiel worked as an assistant director with Jean-Luc Godard (Nouvelle vague), Krzysztof Kieslowski (Three Colors Trilogy), and others. His first film VOYAGES (1999) was screened at Cannes, winning the César and the Prix Louis Delluc as well as other awards.

Filmography: A DECENT MAN (2015); NOWHERE PROMISED LAND (2008); VOYAGES (1999)

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France 2017, feature film, Berlin premiere, 127 min., French with English subtitles

Director: Emmanuel Finkiel

Production: Les Films du Poisson, Cinéfrance, KNM production in coproduction with Versus Production, Need Prods., France 3 Cinéma, Same Player, France
International distribution: TF1Studio, Paris
Cinematography: Alexis Kavyrchine
Cast: Mélanie Thierry, Benoit Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, Shulamit Adar, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet

Festivals/Awards (Selection): San Sebastián International Film Festival, Haifa International Film Festival