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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 7:30 PM

on Zoom Meeting (basic)

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LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD

by Alain Resnais

kanal(1961) L'Année dernière à Marienbad (released in the US as Last Year at Marienbad and in the UK as Last Year in Marienbad) is a 1961 French-Italian Left Bank film directed by Alain Resnais from a screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet.[a]

Set in a palace in a park that has been converted into a luxury hotel, it stars Delphine Seyrig and Giorgio Albertazzi as a woman and a man who may have met the year before and may have contemplated or started an affair, with Sacha Pitoëff as a second man who may be the woman's husband. The characters are unnamed.

The film is famous for its enigmatic narrative structure, in which time and space are fluid, with no certainty over what is happening to the characters, what they are remembering, and what they are imagining. Its dreamlike nature has both fascinated and baffled viewers; many have hailed the work as a masterpiece, although others have found it incomprehensible.

Note the Hitchcock-like figure in the still above and the Kubrickesque framing.

HOW TO VIEW: The film is available on Kanopy.com HERE.

THE WEDNESDAY MEETING: We'll send you an email with the location link and time of the meeting and you click on the link at the right time. If you don't have the software haven't used Zoom before this, Zoom will walk you through the process and you're in. Each meeting is usually limited to 40 minutes. Should we be cut off, use the same code link again and the session will continue.

 

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SUGGESTED UPCOMING FILMS from Kanopy and other venues

A Taste of Honey (1961) Tony Richardson 7.5
Charade (1963) Stanley Donen 7.9
The Conversation (1974) Francis Ford Coppola 7.8
Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954) Jacques Becker 7.8
Billy Liar (1963) John Schlesinger 7.3
Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972) R.W. Fassbinder 7.7
Lacombe, Lucien (1974) Louis Malle 7.7
Robinson Crusoe (1954) Luis Buñuel 6.8
The Stranger (1946) Orson Welles 7.4 (also Netfilx)
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) Busby Berkeley 6.8 (also Amazon Prime)

RECOMMENDED

Jacques Rivette's 1971 Out 1 (Out 1, noli me tangere) which follows the May 1968 civil unrest in France, a deaf-mute and a con artist simultaneously stumble upon the remnants of a secret society. Eric Van is excited that Kanopy.com is presenting the entire 8 part / 14 hour series. Should you dare to watch the series, let us know. Eric would love to hold a discussion on it. It stars some of the French New Wave's best actors: Bernadette Lafont, Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto, Françoise Fabian, and Michael Lonsdale.

 

JW

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