Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour ★★★★★

Resnais’ films are all ghost stories. even when his characters are faced with physical bodies opposite them, the emphasis is placed on when they won’t be there, when all that’s left of their being is rapidly fading and inaccurate memories. the fighting these characters are experiencing isn’t the war or societal expectations or even their own familial obligations, but the increasing reality that one day they’ll forget how it felt to be touched by each other, that the sensations will disappear and all that will be left is a vague idea of a person you used to love in Hiroshima. I thought about my ex girlfriend for the first time in years the other night. I haven’t talked to her since the first week of 2017 and haven’t thought about her since I was naive about relationships. yet I thought about her face suddenly while sitting in my living room, thinking about the time she was my everything, when kissing her and holding her was the most perfect thing in the world. now I can’t even remember what her voice sounded like.

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