Filmed in 1979, these four short films share a common method: they combine texts written and read by Duras (in voice-over) with images shot by Pierre Lhomme.
From Césarée :
The DVD remastering of this critical videographic edition required the restoration of the film (35mm) and sound. The accompanying postface, filmed in 1984 on a Sony BVU, should be considered archival.
From Les Mains négatives :
Since 1998, Jean Mascolo (Duras’s son) has undertaken to save and protect the cinematic heritage of Marguerite Duras (consisting of no fewer than 19 films) by reacquiring their rights which, in many cases, had simply expired, the original producers and distributors, for the most part, no longer existing.
From Aurélia Steiner (Melbourne) :
Regarding the two films Aurélia Steiner (Melbourne) and Aurélia Steiner (Vancouver) : corresponding interviews with Duras conducted by Pascal Bonitzer were published in June 1980 in a special issue of the Cahiers du cinéma entitled Les yeux verts. It is available in a paperback edition in the collection La Petite bibliothèque des Cahiers du cinéma.
From Aurélia Steiner (Vancouver) :
Transcripts of Dominique Noguez’s interviews with Duras about these four short films (as well as others) were published in April 2001 by Éditions Benoît Jacob under the title La Couleur des mots.
From La Caverne noire :