L'Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) 1961 PG + La Jetée 1962 M

3.00PM Sat 17 Aug 2019 (2hrs 2mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Last Year at Marienbad 1961 screens with short film La Jetée 1962

La Jetée 1962
Chris Marker's monumental La Jetée is a shining example of nuclear-inflected science fiction. The film is a dystopian puzzlebox - it tells the story of a man drafted to take part in time travel experiments in an attempt to avert the nuclear devastation wrought by a Third World War. His almost monomaniacal obsession with a childhood memory of a woman on a jetty and a subsequent fatal incident has granted him a unique level of mental resilience against the pressures inherent to the experiments.

L'Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) 1961
‘Not just a defining work of the French New Wave but one of the great, lasting mysteries of modern art, Alain Resnais’ epochal Last Year at Marienbad (L’année dernière à Marienbad) has been puzzling appreciative viewers for decades. Written by radical master of the New Novel Alain Robbe-Grillet, this surreal fever dream, or nightmare, 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-filled 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.’ Criterion

CREDITS

La Jetée 1962
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 28 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH/GERMAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/CINEMATOGRAPHER: CHRIS MARKER / EDITOR: JEAN RAVEL / PRODUCTION CO: ARGOS FILMS, RADIO-TÉLÉVISION FRANÇAISE / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE OF AUSTRALIA / RIGHTS: UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

L'Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) 1961
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 94 MINUTES, FRANCE, ITALY, FRENCH / DIRECTOR: ALAIN RESNAIS / PRODUCER: PIERRE COURAU, ANATOLE DAUMAN, RAYMOND FROMENT / SCRIPT: ALAIN ROBBE-GRILLET / CINEMATOGRAPHER: SACHA VIERNY / EDITOR: JASMINE CHASNEY, HENRI COLPI / PRODUCTION DESIGNER: JACQUES SAULNIER / MUSIC: FRANCIS SEYRIG / CAST: DELPHINE SEYRIG, GIORGIO ALBETAZZI, SACHA PITOËFF / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: STUDIO CANAL / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP