Memory on Film

Memory on Film

8 Episodes

These master filmmakers distort conventional chronology and manipulate our perception of time—and of truth.

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Memory on Film
  • Introducing Memory on Film

    Episode 1

  • Rashomon

    Episode 2

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1950 • Japan
    Starring Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori

    A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, RASHOMON is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accou...

  • Wild Strawberries

    Episode 3

    Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1957 • Sweden

    Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg, masterfully played by veteran director Victor Sjöström, is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through fla...

  • Hiroshima mon amour

    Episode 4

    Directed by Alain Resnais • 1959 • France, Japan

    A cornerstone of the French New Wave, the first feature from Alain Resnais is one of the most influential films of all time. A French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hi...

  • The Mirror

    Episode 5

    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1974 • Soviet Union

    A dying middle-aged man reminisces on his own life, in turn reflecting on the past half-century of Russian history.

  • Sans Soleil

    Episode 6

    Directed by Chris Marker • 1983 • France

    Chris Marker, filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement ...

  • Three Colors: Blue

    Episode 7

    Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski • 1993 • France
    Starring Juliette Binoche, Benoit Régent

    In the devastating first film of the Three Colors trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic death of her husband and young daughter. But BLUE i...

  • In the Mood for Love

    Episode 8

    Directed by Wong Kar-wai • 2000 • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) and Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite--until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between...