Synopsis by Jonathan Crow
Following up on his masterful dissection of a relationship gone awry in M/Other, Nobuhiro Suwa directs this postmodern adaptation of Alain Renais' classic Hiroshima, Mon Amour. Suwa plays himself as a director who is seeking to remake the 1959 masterwork and who has cast French actress Beatrice Dalle as the lead in the role originally played by Emmanuelle Riva. Using Suwa's trademark John Cassavetes-like directing style, we see Suwa, his interpreter, Dalle, and writer Kou Machida interact in a manner that seems entirely improvised. This film was screened at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.