Newly Restored


Directed by Alain Resnais

France & Italy, 1961, 1h 34min, DCP, In French with English Subtitles

Newly Restored

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

New 4K Restoration of the Arty French Movie to end all Arty French Movies.

This enigmatic narrative, written by Alain Robbe-Grillet and directed by Alain Resnais, was one of the most impactful art-films of the ’60s, setting a tone of sexy, stylish inscrutability that still echoes through the halls of cinephilia to this day. In it, a nameless woman, played by Delphine Seyrig (DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS) is haunted by a similarly anonymous man (Giorgio Albertazzi), who insists that the pair shared a rich history together, which she has no memory of. A riddle of a film, in which elegant figures, dressed in the chicest attire of the age (gowns by Coco Chanel) glide like ghosts through an unimaginably opulent European Grand Hotel.


“A gorgeous puzzle box of a movie!” – Mark Harris, The New York Times

“The movie is what it is – a sustained mood, an empty allegory, a choreographed moment outside of time, and a shocking imitation of perfection.” – J. Hoberman

“One of cinema’s glorious enigmas, endlessly compelling and intriguing.” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times


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