A middle-aged widow, living with her stepson, reunites with an old flame, and both grow increasingly haunted by their own past. Meanwhile, the stepson, a former soldier, is troubled by the memory of a girl named Muriel who he met while deployed in the Algerian War.
A richly nuanced drama of memory and history, this enigmatic masterpiece was Alain Resnais’ overwhelming follow-up to Last Year at Marienbad. A tale of personal and political hauntings starring the magnificent Delphine Seyrig, Muriel is as breathtakingly edited as it is emotionally devastating.
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Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States