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Title L'Année dernière a Marienbad [videorecording] / Rialto Pictures, StudioCanal, Argos Films, Cineriz, Cocinor présente ; Pierre Courau et Raymond Froment présentent ; Terra-Film, Société Nouvelle des Films Cormoran, Precitel, Como-Films, Les Films Tamara, Cinetel, Silver-Films ; scénario et dialogues, Alain Robbe-Grillet ; réalisation, Alain Resnais.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    F ANN    Available
Edition [Special ed.]
Description 2 videodiscs (94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (44 p. : ill. ; 18 cm)
Series The Criterion collection ; 478
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 478.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Booklet includes: "Which year at where?" essay by critic Mark Polizzotti; "So close, so far away and Last year at Marienbad" essay by Alain Robbe-Grillett; "The myth of perfect harmony" by film scholar François Thomas.
Contents Disc 1: Feature [New, restored high-definition digital transfer of the film, supervised and approved by director Alain Resnais with choice of restored or original audio track] ; Original theatrical trailer ; Rialto's rerelease trailer --
Disc 2: New audio interview with Resnais [ca. 33 min. ; in French with English subtitles] ; Unraveling the enigma: The making of Last year at Marienbad (ca. 33 min.) ; Ginette Vincendeau on Last year at Marienbad (ca. 23 min. ; producer, Johanna Schiller ; 2009) ; Documentary films by Alain Resnais: Toute la mémoire du monde: Encyclopédie de Paris numéro cinq (1956, ca. 21 min. ; Les Films de la Pleiade ; réalisation, Alain Resnais ; voix, Jacques Dumesnil ; musique, Maurice Jarre) -- Styrene [Menu title: Le chant du styrene] (1958 ; ca. 14 min. ; Pechiney présente ; une production des Films de la Pleiade ; réalisée avec le concours technique de Pechiney ; images, Alain Resnais, Sacha Vierny ; musique, Pierre Barbaud).
Credits Images, Sacha Vierny ; montage, Henri Colpi, Jasmine Chasney ; musique, Francis Seyrig.
Cast Giorgio Albertazzi, Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoëff.
Summary Feature : "[T]his surreal fever dream, or nightmare, gorgeously fuses the past with the present in telling its ambiguous tale of a man and a woman who may or may not have met a year ago, perhaps at the very same cathedral-like, mirror-filled château they now find themselves wandering. Unforgettable in both its confounding details (gilded ceilings, diabolical parlor games, a loaded gun) and haunting scope, Resnais' investigation into the nature of memory is disturbing, romantic, and maybe even a ghost story." -- Container.
Toute la mémoire du monde: "A poetic piece about the French national library in Paris and the archiving of memory that looks forward to his later films." -- Disc menu.
Styrene [aka: Le chant du styrene] : This short film was "shot in the Pechiney polystyrene factories and features boldly abstract color images and voice-over text [written] by Raymond Queneau." -- Disc menu.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language French dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Bibliothèque nationale (France)
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Married women -- Drama.
Plastics industry and trade -- France -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Romance films.
New wave films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Short films.
Documentary films.
Industrial films.
Motion pictures, French.
Added Author Courau, Pierre. Producer.
Froment, Raymond. Producer.
Robbe-Grillet, Alain, 1922-2008. Writer of accompanying material. Screenwriter.
Resnais, Alain, 1922-2014- Director.
Vierny, Sacha, 1919-2001. Cinematographer.
Albertazzi, Giorgio. Actor.
Seyrig, Delphine, 1932-1990. Actor.
Pitoëff, Sacha, 1920-1990. Actor.
Seyrig, Francis. Composer.
Polizzotti, Mark. Writer of accompanying material.
Thomas, François, 1959- Writer of accompanying material.
Vincendeau, Ginette, 1948- Interviewee.
Queneau, Raymond, 1903-1976.
Rialto Pictures LLC.
Studio Canal.
Cocinor (Firm)
Argos Films.
Cineriz (Firm)
Terra-Film AG.
Société Nouvelle des Films Cormoran
Precitel (Firm)
Como Films.
Films Tamara
Silver-Films (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Aluminium Péchiney (Firm)
Note Title on container: Last year at Marienbad
Added Title Styrene
Toute la mémoire du monde
ISBN 9781604651577
Standard No. 715515046213
Music No. CC1815D Criterion Collection

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