Marguerite Duras

Director, Novelist, Screenwriter
An influential novelist, Duras has had several of her works brought to the screen, notably "This Angry Age" (1957), directed by Rene Clement, "10:30 P. M. Summer" (1966), directed by Jules Dassin, "The Sailor from ... Read more »
Born: 04/04/1914

Filmography

Writer (40)

Un Barrage Contre Le Pacifique 2008 (Movie)

(from novel: "Un Barrage Contre Le Pacifique") (Source Material)

L' apres-midi de Monsieur Andesmas 2004 (Movie)

(from novel) (Source Material)

H-Story 2001 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

The Lover 1992 (Movie)

("The Lover") (Source Material (from novel))

Les Enfants 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Das Mal des Todes 1984 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Agatha et les lectures illimitees 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Navire Night 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Baxter, Vera Baxter 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Baxter, Vera Baxter 1976 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

The Truck 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Des journees entieres dans les arbres 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Des journees entieres dans les arbres 1975 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Des journees entieres dans les arbres 1975 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Gaumont Palace 1975 (Movie)

from screenplays("La femme du Gange" "India Song") (From Story)

Son nom de Venise dans Calcutta Desert 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Son nom de Venise dans Calcutta Desert 1975 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

India Song 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

India Song 1974 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

India Song 1974 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Jaune le soleil 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jaune le soleil 1970 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Jaune le soleil 1970 (Movie)

("Abahn Sabana David") (Source Material (from novel))

Destroy, She Said 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Destroy, She Said 1968 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

The Sailor From Gibraltar 1967 (Movie)

("Le marin de Gibraltar") (Source Material (from novel))

10:30 P.M. Summer 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

10:30 P.M. Summer 1966 (Movie)

("Dix heures et demie du soir en ete") (Source Material (from novel))

Mademoiselle 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Moderato Cantabile 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Moderato Cantabile 1963 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Moderato Cantabile 1963 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Hiroshima, Mon Amour 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hiroshima, Mon Amour 1960 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

The Long Absence 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Long Absence 1960 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

The Long Absence 1960 (Movie)

(From Story)

This Angry Age 1956 (Movie)

from novel "Un barrage contre le Pacifique"(("Sea Wall")) (Source Material (from novel))

Nathalie Granger 1872 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nathalie Granger 1872 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))
Director (11)

Les Enfants 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Agatha et les lectures illimitees 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Navire Night 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Baxter, Vera Baxter 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

The Truck 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Des journees entieres dans les arbres 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Son nom de Venise dans Calcutta Desert 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

India Song 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Jaune le soleil 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Destroy, She Said 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

Nathalie Granger 1872 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (3)

Every Man For Himself 1980 (Movie)

Her Own Voice (Actor)

The Truck 1976 (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

India Song 1974 (Movie)

of Intemporal Character (Voice)
Music (2)

Le Navire Night 1978 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Nathalie Granger 1872 (Movie)

(Music)
Producer (1)

Jaune le soleil 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)
Other (1)

Gaumont Palace 1975 (Movie)

commentary (Other)

Biography

An influential novelist, Duras has had several of her works brought to the screen, notably "This Angry Age" (1957), directed by Rene Clement, "10:30 P. M. Summer" (1966), directed by Jules Dassin, "The Sailor from Gibraltar" (1967), directed by Tony Richardson and "The Lover" (1992), directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. She contributed the haunting script for Alain Renais' "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" (1959) and began her own career as a film writer-director in the mid-1960s. Among her films are "La musica" (1966), adapted from her stage play, "India Song" (1975) and "The Truck" (1977). Her last film, "Les enfants" (1984) was co-directed with her son, Jean Mascolo, and Jean-Marc Turin.

Relationships

Robert Antelme

Husband
married in 1939 arrested and deported to Germany interned at Dachau release in 1945 divorced

Henri Donnadieu

Father
died when Duras was a young girl

Marie Donnadieu

Mother

Dionys Mascolo

Husband
father of Jean Mascolo separated

Jean Mascolo

Son
survived her

Yann Steiner

Companion
together from the 1980s until Duras' death homosexual survived her

EDUCATION

Sorbonne, University of Paris

Paris

Sorbonne, University of Paris

Paris

Milestones

1995

Published last book, "That's All"

1979

Final film as screenwriter and co-director, "Les enfants"

1968

First film as solo director, "Detruire, dit-elle"

1966

Feature co-directing debut (with Paul Seban), "La musica" (also from play; screenwriter)

1959

Feature film screenwriting debut, "Hiroshima Mon Amour"

1957

First screen credit (from novel "Un barrage contre le Pacifique"), Rene Clement's "La dig sul Pacifico/This Angry Age"

1955

Produced first play

1942

Published first novel, "Les impudents"

1935

Worked as civil servant in the Ministry for Colonial Affairs

1933

Immigrated to France at age 17

Attended school in Saigon

Born in French Indochina (now Vietnam)

Was an active member of the French Resistance; worked closely with Francois Mitterand

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