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Last Year at Marienbad

Spine #478
Out-of-print



Release:
Jun 23, 2009
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Last Year at Marienbad

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Directed By: Alain Resnais
Starring: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff, Françoise Bertin
Licensor: Rialto Pictures

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Not just a defining work of the French New Wave but one of the great, lasting mysteries of modern art, Alain Resnais' epochal visual poem has been puzzling appreciative viewers for decades. A surreal fever dream, or perhaps a nightmare, Last Year at Marienbad (L'année dernière à Marienbad), written by the radical master of the New Novel, Alain Robbe-Grillet, gorgeously fuses the past with the present in telling its ambiguous tale of a man and a woman (Giorgio Albertazzi and Delphine Seyrig) who may or may not have met a year ago, perhaps at the very same cathedral-like, mirror-bedecked château they now find themselves wandering. Unforgettable in both its confounding details (gilded ceilings, diabolical parlor games, a loaded gun) and haunting scope, Resnais' investigation into the nature of memory is disturbing, romantic, and maybe even a ghost story.

Supplements
  • New audio interview with Resnais
  • New documentary on the making of Last Year at Marienbad, featuring interviews with many of Resnais' collaborators
  • New video interview with film scholar Ginette Vincendeau on the history of the film and its many mysteries
  • Two short documentaries by Resnais: Toute la mémoire du monde (1956) and Le chant du styrène (1958)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optional original, unrestored French soundtrack

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