Nathalie Granger (1972) by Marguerite Duras

Sunday, April 3, 1988, 8:00 pm

Marguerite Duras’ Nathalie Granger


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Nathalie Granger (1972, 85 min.) directed by Marguerite Duras, starring Jeanne Moreau and Gerard Depardieu, with En Rachachant (1982, 9 min.) directed by Jean Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, script by Duras.

Although Europe has long regarded Duras as one of the major post-war writers, she also has a long association with the cinema as a scriptwriter (Hiroshima, Mon Amour, etc.) and director (India Song, etc.). Nathalie Granger was her breakthrough film, uniting her lifelong interest in the fragmentation of society with a more fluid, cinematic use of visual expression. It tells of a young girl’s inability to conform to her middle-class surroundings. En Rachachant tells a similar story of a young boy’s refusal to learn his lessons.