India Song 1975
Poetical tale of Anne-Marie Stretter, the wife of a French diplomat in India in the 1930s. At 18 she had married a French colonial administrator and went with him on posting to Savannakhet, Laos.

A film experience quite unlike any other, since the story is entirely told through the spoken word soundtrack and the images on screen are extended static tableaux that work as moving illustrations; the effect is dazzling, poignant and hypnotic, but certainly not for the average viewer.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:53:53 | 6.92 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director: Marguerite Duras
Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale, Mathieu Carriere
Country: France

The Colour of Words (1984):
This afterword to India Song (Duras' celebrated 1975 film) is organized in several parts. It begins with an interview to Marguerite Duras by Dominique Noguez, an expert in her work; the interview links the film to the two movies whom it's related to: The Ravishment of Lol V. Stein and The Vice-Consul. Several themes are tackled: childhood, autobiographical traces, relationships between differents characters and different films and more. India Song's main actors — Delphine Seyrig and Michael Lonsdale, who played Anne-Marie Stretter and the French vice-consul — join the conversation and talk about their roles and their craft. Marguerite Duras then evokes her memories of the shooting with the composer Carlos D'Alessio and her camera operato Bruno Nuytten. The conversations are punctuated by clips of the film. (01:06:26, with english and spanish subtitles)

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