Newly Restored


Directed by Alain Resnais

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

Newly Restored

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752


Wed, Jul 17

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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