Last Year at Marienbad (L'année dernière à Marienbad)
35mm print from Rialto PicturesDir. Alain Resnais. 1961, 94 mins.
Written by Alain Robbe-Grillet.With Delphine Seyrig. In a sumptuous, baroque grand hotel, an elegant man tries to convince a beautiful woman that they have met a year before, setting off an enigmatic and dreamlike series of events in Resnais's luscious, mysterious film. In many ways the quintessential arthouse movie, Last Year at Marienbad, with Delphine Seyrig's Coco Chanel gowns and Sacha Vierney's exquisite widescreen black-and-white photography, is both sensually and cerebrally engaging. “Hopelessly retro, eternally avant-garde, and one of the most influential films ever made,” wrote Village Voice critic J. Hoberman.
Free with Museum admission.
Other DatesFebruary 26