La Douleur


☞ FILM: “La Douleur” (“Memoir of Pain”) directed by Emmanuel Finkiel (2h06min)
☞ DATE & TIME: Friday 23rd February – Cocktail hour and home-made mulled wine with snacks from 8pm; Screening at 9pm.
☞ CINEMA: Studio 28, 10 rue Tholozé 75018 Paris
☞TICKETS: €9 full price; €7.50 for students and all other concessions. Tickets available at the door only.


Bring your friends and family members to the Lost in Frenchlation screening of ‘La Douleur’ with English subtitles. Witness the astounding Mélanie Thierry as Marguerite Duras in an adaptation of the writer’s semi-autobiographical texts set during World War II. Make sure to arrive early as tickets can only be purchased at the door!

“Memoir of Pain” is finally a communal film, serving Duras’s conviction that the Holocaust belongs to all. – The Variety

June 1944, France is still under the German occupation. The writer and communist Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife Marguerite Duras, writer and resistant, is torn by the anguish of not having news of him and her secret affair with her comrade Dyonis. She meets a French agent working at the Gestapo, Pierre Rabier, and, ready to do anything to find her husband, puts himself to the test of an ambiguous relationship with this troubled man, only to be able to help him. The end of the war and the return of the camp survivors announce to Marguerite Duras the beginning of an unbearable wait, a slow and silent agony in the midst of the chaos of the Liberation of Paris – Official Summary

The screening will take place at the traditional Studio 28, Paris’s oldest cinema room, located in the heart of the vibrant and animated Montmartre. We’ll be hosting cocktail hour with snacks (home-made mulled wine €4.00, or €6.00 with a packet of popcorn) at 8pm, and the screening will begin at 9pm. Tickets available at the door only – please arrive early to avoid disappointment!

Don’t miss the harrowing “La Douleur” this Friday February 23rd in the birthplace of cinema – Paris, France!