Duras/Godard Dialogues

Marguerite Duras, Jean-Luc Godard

Introduction, afterword and footnotes by Cyril Béghin.
Translation by Nicholas Elliott.


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Duras/Godard Dialogues is the first English language collection of three conversations between Marguerite Duras and Jean-Luc Godard from the years 1979, 1980 and 1987.

Cinema / Photography, Theory / History / Criticism
The two demonstrate a profound shared passion, a way of literally being one with a medium and speaking about it with a dazzling lyricism interspersed with dryly ironic remarks, fueled by a conviction that inspires them to traverse history. Their point of intersection is obvious. Duras, a writer, is also a filmmaker, and Godard, a filmmaker, has maintained a distinctive relationship with literature, writing and speech.  —Cyril Béghin

Marguerite Duras (1914–1996) was a French novelist, filmmaker, screenwriter and essayist. She was the screenwriter for Alain Resnais’ 1959 film Hiroshima mon amour and has directed numerous films.
Jean-Luc Godard (1930–) is a French-Swiss filmmaker. He was a film critic for Cahiers du Cinéma.

148 pages
Hardback, 15.2x20.3 cm
The Film Desk, 1st edition 2020
ISBN 9780999468364