A structured English garden with a large boulevard lined by triangular shrubs, spherical bushes, and statues. Nine people pressed in formal attire mill about.

Last Year at Marienbad

Directed by Alain Resnais
Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 7:30PM

Alain Resnais’ epochal and enigmatic 1961 film, Last Year at Marienbad, is a dream-like study of non-linear time and memory. In the film, a man pursues a woman through the endless corridors of a luxury hotel while another man, who may or may not be her husband, looks on. Through ambiguous flashbacks and disorienting shifts of time and location, the film explores the relationships among the characters. Conversations and events are repeated in several places in this finely woven dance of memory.

Resnais is a contemporary of Chris Marker’s, whose film, La Jetée, inspired The Eternal Return series. The two directors, both part of the Left Bank Group, collaborated to make Le statues meurent aussi (Statues also Die, 1953) and Loin du Vietnam (Far from Vietnam, 1967).

Main Image: Last Year at Marienbad (1961).

Dates + Tickets

Last Year at Marienbad
Directed by Alain Resnais
Thursday 23
7:30 PM
February 2012
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