About this event:
« Le regard /la lecture politique de Rithy Panh : L’adaptation filmique d’ Un Barrage contre le Pacifique de Marguerite Duras »
Dr. Panivong Norindr, Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California, is also a specialist in francophone and South-East Asia cinema, and the author of Phantasmatic Indochina: French Colonial Ideology in Architecture, Film, and Literature , as well as numerous articles on Duras, Malraux, and directors such as Bouchareb, Kechiche, Rithy Panh, and Tavernier.
He will discuss the filmic adaptation (2008, starring Isabelle Huppert), of one of Marguerite Duras’s major novels, Un Barrage contre le Pacifique, by the Cambodian director Rithy Panh, highlighting the new dimensions it brings to the novel, for it is not only a “tormented and fascinating film” (Le Monde), but also a political reflection on French colonialism in French Indochina.”
Lecture in French
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