San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 AT 7PM
at the Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC
Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown Hospital's pay lot
This film series is organized by the Film Department at the National Gallery of Art, in partnership with the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France, through a grant from TV5Monde.
More information on the Film Programs at the National Gallery of Art: www.nga.gov/film
Reminiscence: Alain Resnais
Two films – an iconic landmark and a more recent stylistic experiment – recall the extraordinary career of the late French film director Alain Resnais (1922 – 2014). The prevailing theme that runs through Resnais’ work, the mysteries of memory, is explored from different perspectives. This program is presented in collaboration with the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France. The screenings are free but reservations are required. Please visit www.nga.gov/film
L'année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad)
France - 1961 - 94min - 35mm
Cast: Giorgio Albertazzi, Delphine Seyrig
in French with English subtitles
An essential film of the 1960s New Wave and an enduring and fascinating modernist conundrum, L’année dernière à Marienbad mingles the past with the present in a puzzling tale about a man and a woman (Giorgio Albertazzi and Delphine Seyrig) who might have been lovers a year ago while guests in the same gilded château where they now find themselves. Hauntingly lush in black-and-white, wide-screen imagery, Resnais’ daring escapade into memory is unsettling, dreamy, and possibly even peopled by ghosts. Script by Alain Robbe-Grillet and cinematography by Sacha Vierny.
Photo Credit : Astor Pictures Corporation / Photofest © Astor Pictures Corporation. Photographer: Georges Pierre