Play Dates

March 22        Chicago, IL        DOC FILMS

March 24 & 26        Ithaca, NY        CORNELL CINEMA

April 19        San Diego, CA        SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

April 20        Rock Hill, SC        WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

Last Year at Marienbad Play Dates

Illustration by Keiko Kimura


France, 1961
Director: Alain Resnais
Producer: Pierre Courau, Raymond Froment
Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff
Screenwriter: Alain Robbe-Grillet
Cinematography: Sacha Vierny
Music: Francis Seyrig
Genre: Drama
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Dyaliscope)
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 93 minutes

Ominous organ music resounds and the scope camera tracks through the seemingly endless halls of a baroque grand hotel as X (Giorgio Albertazzi) tries to persuade an initially disbelieving A (Delphine Seyrig) that they had met the year before. With dizzying time shifts and flashbacks, Last Year at Marienbad is the ultimate puzzle film.

Awards and Nominations:
Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival, 1961)
Best Film (French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, 1962)
Best Original Screenplay nomination (Academy Awards, 1963)
Best Film nomination (BAFTA Awards, 1963)

Reviews and Quotes 2

"One of the strangest artifacts of cinema other film has affected fashion as deeply."
— Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

— Mark Harris, The New York Times

"The movie is what it is - a sustained mood, an empty allegory, a choreographed moment outside of time, and a shocking intimation of perfection."
— J. Hoberman

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