This Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 6.30 pm the film “ Last Year at Marienbad” (1961) directed by Alain Resnais, will be screened at Maquinez Palace, Auditorium I of Entertainment Society of Goa. The screening of the film is curated by Sachin Chatte. The details are as given below.
Film: Last Year at Marienbad (1961, French with English subtitles)
Directed by: Alain Resnais
Duration: 1 hrs 30 mins
Hailed as a cult classic and “Epitome of Cinematic Modernism” now, Last Year in Marienbad has intrigued audiences ever since it was released. Right from its association with Greek mythology to surrealism, this French new wave film has influenced filmmakers like Agnès Varda, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini and many more.
Filled with striking imagery involving architecture, decor, and symbolism, it has three characters with no names, who meet at a luxury hotel. A man approaches a woman and convinces her that they met in Marienbad a year ago and fell in love, the woman is being watched by another man, who could be her husband. Maybe they did meet, maybe they didn’t. Or was it a dream? There are shifts in the time and location and flashbacks, giving various interpretations to the story. Few films have been dissected for its meaning as much as this Alain Resnais film.