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Marguerite Duras

Les Mains Négatives, 1978
35 mm transferred to digital video, colour, sound, 13'
Courtesy of Collectif Jeune Cinéma

Marguerite Duras (1914–1996) was a French novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist and filmmaker. One of the most influential intellectual figures of her generation, she is the author of numerous works, including the films Hiroshima mon amour (writer; 1959) and India Song (writer and director; 1975), as well as the novel L'Amant (The Lover, 1984) which was awarded the prestigious Prix Goncourt.