I Want to Talk About Duras

Vous ne désirez que moi

Director: Claire Simon
Country: France

German Premiere
2021 | 95 min. | French
Subtitles: English, German

Cast_ Swann Arlaud, Emmanuelle Devos Screenplay_ Claire Simon Camera_ Céline Bozon Producer_ François d'Artemare Copyright_ Luxbox

How fascinating modern love is! This dramatized interview with Marguerite Duras’ final companion is as profound as it is entirely credible.

38 years younger and gay was the man with whom the writer, screenwriter and filmmaker Marguerite Duras spent the last decade and a half of her life. His name was Yann. His historical interview, in which he talks about the famous author and his love for her, is dramatized here. In between, we are shown archived film scenes and footage of Duras herself. At the heart of the film, however, is the interview that leads us into the emotional depths and psychological precipices of a modern relationship. A love that shatters what we consider normal. Categories of masculinity and femininity, heterosexuality and homosexuality, age and youth, dominance and submission are thrown into flux. A love freed from the shackles of convention attains new possibilities, both delightful and disturbing. This film proves that the past still has exciting new things in store for us!

Director

Claire Simon, born in London in 1955, is best known for documentaries such as ›Les Patients‹ and ›Coûte que coûte‹, which have received awards at numerous festivals. Simon often does the directing as well as the cinematography and screenwriting. ›I Want to Talk about Duras‹ is her sixth feature film.

Screenings

  • Saturday 13.11.202114:45HeidelbergHDGloria
  • Sunday 14.11.202114:45MannheimMACineplex Planken
  • Saturday 20.11.202112:30MannheimMAStadthaus