28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Duras and the Cinema
Duras and the Cinema
Duras and the Cinema

Duras and the Cinema

director: Dominique Auvray
original title: Duras et le cinéma
country: France
year: 2014
running time: 60 min.


Marguerite Duras inscribed a dedication to the author in her book The Lover (1992), “To my friend Dominique Auvray, to remember one of those miracles of the recent past when we made Le Cinéma de Duras together.” It is a pure documentary reflection, and perhaps best reveals the famous writer and director’s relationship with cinematography. Not only do we see interesting footage, but more importantly we follow the flow of ideas leading us to the film's original vision. And perhaps we even understand her famous bon mot: “I make films because I don't have the strength to do nothing. That's the only reason I make films.” Other collaborations with Dominique Auvray include Baxter, Vera Baxter (1976), The Truck (1977), Navire Night (1978) and The Children (1984).

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film's director Dominique Auvray.


Dominique Auvray (* 1950), editor, director and screenwriter. She was a close collaborator and friend of Marguerite Duras. She has worked with Barbet Schroeder, Benoît Jacquot, Pedro Costa, Naomi Kawase and Claire Denis. She won the Golden Osella for editing at the Venice Film Festival for No Fear, No Die (1990).

more about film

director: Dominique Auvray
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
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