Hailed as an enigmatic masterpiece and winner of the Golden Lion at the 1961 Venice Film Festival, this surreal French New Wave film explores the mysterious relationship between an unnamed man and woman. Set in an ornate chateau in the Czech town of Marienbad and following an ambiguous, non-linear narrative, the film raises questions about truth, fiction, and memory. Based on avant-garde author Alain Robbe-Grillet’s groundbreaking screenplay, Last Year at Marienbad remains a seminal reference point for contemporary film.
Dir. Alain Resnais, 1961, 94 mins.