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The Long Absence
(Une aussi longue absence)

Directed by Henri Colpi.
With Alida Valli, Georges Wilson, Charles Blavette.
France/Italy, 1961, DCP, black & white, 94 min.
French with English subtitles.
DCP source: Cinematographique Lyre

Henri Colpi was already a noticeable figure in editing, notably alongside Alain Resnais and, occasionally, Agnès Varda. He directed his first and most memorable feature film in 1961, which was based on a script co-written by Marguerite Duras and later crowned by The Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. A moving questioning of memory and the ways in which real memories—as well as emotions—build or reconstruct relationships between people.

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