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Last Year in Marienbad
Strikingly composed and beautifully shot in Cinemascope by Sacha Vierny (Hiroshima mon Amour), LAST YEAR IN MARIENBAD represents a key moment in the development of cinematic modernism. Writer Alain Robbe-Grillet’s screenplay merges chronology to radically blur the boundaries of reality and fantasy. He was nominated for an Oscar® for his work on this film. A seductive and utterly fascinating cinematic puzzle, LAST YEAR IN MARIENBAD has been astonishing audiences since its release in 1961.In a vast and opulent hotel, an unnamed man (Giorgio Albertazzi) attempts to persuade a similarly unnamed married woman (Delphine Seyrig) that they have not only met before, but they were also romantically involved and had planned to escape together. The woman recalls no such encounter and so begins a sensual and philosophical examination into the uncertainty of truth.