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Last Year at Marienbad
8.5
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7,210 Ratings

LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD

L’année dernière à Marienbad

Directed by Alain Resnais
France, Italy, 1961
Mystery, Drama

Synopsis

In a hotel in the resort town of Marienbad, the rich clientele circulates. A man is convinced he met a woman previously at the same location. A second man, possibly the woman’s husband, intimidates the first man. Their relations unfold through flashback shards that don’t quite fit into place.

Synopsis

In a hotel in the resort town of Marienbad, the rich clientele circulates. A man is convinced he met a woman previously at the same location. A second man, possibly the woman’s husband, intimidates the first man. Their relations unfold through flashback shards that don’t quite fit into place.

Our take

Perhaps the most famous of puzzle films, this is a time-warping, space-shifting drama of fantasy and memory from Left Bank auteur Alain Resnais. Inspired by Hitchcock, Last Year at Marienbad dares to experiment with disjunctive chronology while expressively fusing the past with the present.