Rialto to Re-Release Resnais' 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' in Theaters

June 17, 2014
Source: IndieWire

Hiroshima Mon Amour

The more classics on the big screen the better. Rialto Pictures, a specialty distributor who has re-released other films like Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless and Alain Resnais' Last Year at Marienbad, has announced that the next classic they will be re-releasing this year is Alain Resnais' Hiroshima Mon Amour starring Emmanuelle Riva (who was Oscar nominated for Amour) and Eiji Okada. First released in 1959, Rialto will be re-releasing the restored 4K version of the film, which originally debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and Locarno Film Festival last year. So while it has been showing, it's getting a theatrical release in October.

Thanks to IndieWire for the news. Here are two early trailers for Alain Resnais' Hiroshima Mon Amour:

Glad to see this getting re-released, just hoping it can build enough buzz to get some audiences in theaters. "Known as a major influence on the French New Wave movement, Alain Resnais' 1959 drama Hiroshima Mon Amour captivated audiences upon its release." Hiroshima Mon Amour has been restored as this new 4K format by Argos Films, Fondation Groupama Gan, Fondation Technicolor and Cineteca Bologna, with support from the CNC. The film is about a series of conversations over a 36-hour period between a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva), referred to as She, and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada), referred to as He, who were in a relationship. No official release plans were revealed, but it will tour theaters in October this year.

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    How to they make this footage into 4K/UltraHD? Won't it look grainy as hell?




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