Last Year At Marienbad (1961)

Last Year At Marienbad (1961)

Delphine Seyrig
Director: Alain Resnais Cast: Delphine Seyrig
Delphine Seyrig
, Giorgio Albertazzi
Giorgio Albertazzi
, Sacha Pitoeff
Sacha Pitoeff
Alain Resnais

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Overview

A cinematic puzzle, Alain Resnais' Last Year at Marienbad is a radical exploration of the formal possibilities of film. Beautifully shot in Cinemascope by Sacha Vierny, the movie is a riddle of seduction, a mercurial enigma darting between a present and past which may not even exist, let alone converge. The film stars Giorgio Albertazzi as an unnamed sophisticate attempting to convince a similarly nameless woman (Delphine Seyrig) that they met and were romantically involved a year ago in the same enormous, baroque European hotel. In the end, it hardly matters -- they're not characters so much as pawns anyway. Hypnotically dreamlike, Last Year at Marienbad is a surrealist parody of Hollywood melodrama, a high-fashion romance with a dark, alien underbelly. According to screenwriter Alain Robbe-Grillet, the movie is a pure construction, without a frame of reference outside of its own existence -- the lives of its characters begin when the lights go down, and conclude when they come back up.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/2019
UPC: 0738329237356
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 8,772

Special Features

Audio Commentary by film historian Tm Lucas; Trailers; Booklet essay by Vanity Fair film critic K. Austin Collins; Last Year at Marienbad A to Z, A visual essay by James Quandt, programmer for the TIFF Cinematheque; Memories of Last Year at Marienbad, a making-of doc using Super 8 footage shot on set ; Toute la mémoire du monde (1956), a short film by Alain Resnais

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Delphine Seyrig A
Giorgio Albertazzi X
Sacha Pitoeff M
Francoise Spira Actor
Pierre Barbaud Actor
Françoise Bertin Actor
Luce Garcia-Ville Actor
Helena Kornel Actor
Jean Lanier Actor
Wilhelm von Deek Actor
Gerard Lorin Actor
Gilles Queant Actor

Technical Credits
Alain Resnais Director
Jasmine Chasney Editor
Henri Colpi Editor
Pierre Courau Producer
Bernard Evein Costumes/Costume Designer
Raymond Froment Producer
André Girard Musical Direction/Supervision
Georges Glon Set Decoration/Design
Alexandre Marcus Makeup
Alain Robbe-Grillet Screenwriter
Jacques Saulnier Production Designer
Francis Seyrig Score Composer
Sacha Vierny Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Last Year at Marienbad
1. Along These Corridors [12:09]
2. Silence Worse Than Death [7:56]
3. Memories Of Frederiksbad [9:04]
4. In Dreams [13:09]
5. This Time Last Year [8:50]
6. Motionless, Afraid [9:24]
7. Time Is Unimportant [8:58]
8. Alive [8:02]
9. Photographs [9:35]
10. Lost Love [7:21]
11. Chapter 11 [:01]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [14:13]
2. Chapter 2 [14:27]
3. Chapter 3 [11:13]
4. Chapter 4 [11:13]
5. Chapter 5 [:01]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [16:56]
2. Chapter 2 [12:37]
3. Chapter 3 [18:41]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [21:55]

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