Born on February 24, 1927
From Chenimenil, France
Emmanuelle Riva as "Anne"
Retired music teachers Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) have spent their lives devoted to their careers and to each other. Their relationship faces its greatest challenge when Anne suffers a debilitating stroke. Though Georges himself suffers from the aches and infirmities of old age, he bravely ignores his own discomfort to take care of his wife, and is determined to keep his promise to her that she never go back to the hospital.
|Academy Award (2012)||Nominated||Actress in a Leading Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)||Won||Leading Actor|
Emmanuelle Riva as "Elle"
The deep conversation between a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) and a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) forms the basis of this celebrated French film, considered one of the vanguard productions of the French New Wave. Set in Hiroshima after the end of World War II, the couple -- lovers turned friends -- recount, over many hours, previous romances and life experiences. The two intertwine their stories about the past with pondering the devastation wrought by the atomic bomb dropped on the city.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959)||Nominated||Foreign Actress|