JANE MARCH (MARGUERITE DURAS)

JANE MARCH (MARGUERITE DURAS) (2016)

I WILL PREVIVE [The Book Of Rocks] diary extract, 19 November 2016

AND GOD CREATED FRENCH WOMAN series (2016)

“… The journey was broken halfway in Vietnam (l’Indochine), in the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) and magical Hoi An – a country I had always wanted to go to ever since watching the illicit 1992 film, The Lover, an adaptation of the 1984 semi-autobiographical novel, L’Amant, by Marguerite Duras and set in romantic French colonial Vietnam. Both film and book are so beautifully human and explore the story of the love affair and tempestuous undercurrents between a young French girl (Duras) with an older, wealthy Vietnamese man. There is no question of the depth and sincerity of his love, but only later does she recognise her true feelings for him. She is played by English actress, Jane March, who is absolutely effortless in her blossoming beauty.”