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Exclusive: Rialto Pictures Will Release 'Hiroshima Mon Amour,' Featuring Oscar-Nominated Emmanuelle Riva

Photo of Eric Eidelstein By Eric Eidelstein | Indiewire June 17, 2014 at 11:03AM

Known as a major influence on the French New Wave movement, Alain Resnais' 1959 drama "Hiroshima Mon Amour" captivated audiences upon its release. Now, almost 60 years later, Rialto Pictures have acquired the distribution rights to the film, which is scheduled for a U.S. release this October.
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Emmanuelle Riva and Eiji Okada in 'Hiroshima Mon Amour'
Emmanuelle Riva and Eiji Okada in 'Hiroshima Mon Amour'

Known as a major influence on the French New Wave movement, Alain Resnais' 1959 drama "Hiroshima Mon Amour" captivated audiences upon its release. Now, almost 60 years later, Rialto Pictures have acquired the distribution rights to the film, which is scheduled for a U.S. release this October.

"Hiroshima Mon Amour" stars Emmanuelle Riva, who was recently nominated for an Oscar after her work in 2012's "Amour," as a woman who enters a brief relationship with a Japanese architect only a couple of years after World War II ends. The film's use of flashback sequences, a non-linear style and voice-over narration was a huge influence on future filmmakers, particularly those associated with the French New Wave movement. 

"Hiroshima Mon Amour" has been restored as this new 4K format by Argos Films, Fondation Groupama Gan, Fondation Technicolor and Cineteca Bologna, with support from the CNC.

Rialto Pictures has previously released classics such as Jean-Luc Godard's "Breathless" and Resnais' "Last Year at Marienbad."

This article is related to: Acquisitions, Rialto Pictures, Hiroshima, mon amour, Alain Resnais, Emmanuelle Riva