"Une mémoire d'ombres et de pierre" - Kulturelle Differenz und Geschlechterdifferenz in Hiroshima mon amour

  • Edith Futscher


“Une mémoire d'ombres et de pierre”. Cultural and Sexual/Gender Difference in Hiroshima mon amour

This article focuses on the very first pictures and takes from Alain Resnais’ and Marguerite Duras’ Hiroshima mon amour (1959), which anticipate their strategy of inverting the cultural constructions of black and white. While the story is based on the encounter and love of two subjects, male and female, who differ in many respects, Resnais’ and Duras’ approach is to overcome and indeed transgress the processes of othering via the articulation of differences: Historicity, ethnicity, and gender as well as sexuality are intertwined with the media of skin, film, and memory.