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Date(s) - 05/11/2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance Française du Bengale


L’Amant (The Lover)

By Marguerite Duras


L’Amant (the Lover) is an autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras, published in 1984. In her short and powerful novel, which won the Prix Goncourt in France in 1984, Duras recounts the largely autobiographical story of her family’s struggles in Southeast Asia.

In 1929, a 15-year-old nameless girl is traveling by ferry across the Mekong Delta, returning from a holiday at her family home in the town of Sa Dec, to her boarding school in Saigon. She attracts the attention of a 27-year-old son of a Chinese business magnate, a young man of wealth and heir to a fortune. He strikes up a conversation with the girl; she accepts a ride back to town in his chauffeured limousine. Inspired by the Indo-chinese set-up, it is considered as an erotic and a sensual discovery filled with her lifelong experiences.

The Compagny Du Barrage from Bordeaux founded in 2005 plays adaptations from great texts of the French literature through theater plays and performing arts.

The Adaptation , will be Performed by  the reputed French theater artist Maud Andrieux.

French with English subtitles