Introduced by Anne-Marie Gronhovd, professor of French, Gustavus Adolphus College
A sensuous consular wife in 1930s India, Delphine Seyrig deals with anxiety after her affair is discovered and she is disgraced. The narrative is told through the off-screen whispering of gossiping harpies, government attachés, and servants, making the main action aural rather than visual. A beautiful exposition on isolation incorporating haunting images from Duras’ youth. 1975, 35mm, in French with English subtitles, 120 minutes.