Criterion Close-Up 8: Hiroshima Mon Amour & Romance Across Borders

Aaron, Mark and Martin go in-depth as they explore romance in Alain Resnais’ debut film, Hiroshima Mon Amour. We look at how the sensuality and romance speaks to the tragic events and horrors of the atomic age, while they explore each other’s cultures through a brief relationship.

Show notes:

Special Guest: Martin Kessler from Flixwise. You can find him on IMDB, Twitter and Letterboxd.


0:00 – Intro, Shout-Outs, Letterboxd Discussion. 9:55 – News 20:20 – Hiroshima Mon Amour Discussion (Some technical difficulties during this segment.) 1:11:05 – Romance Across Borders


Letterboxd lists:

The Criterion Collection (thanks Arik!) The Eclipse Series (thanks Arik!) 1001 Movies to See Before You Die AFI 100 Movies, 10th Anniversary Sight & Sound 250 Oxford History of World Cinema A Story of Film


Rome: Open City Coming to iTunes. Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest will debut on @mubi after its New York Film Festival premiere. Carlotta Films Box Set for Rivette’s OUT1. The Sonic Landscapes of The Man Who Fell to Earth.

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