France | 1968 | Alain Resnais
This little-known major work from Alain Resnais, the director of Hiroshima, Mon Amour and Last Year at Marienbad who died in March, is a sci-fi nightmare that deals with Resnais’ usual themes of time and memory. A man who attempted suicide finds himself a guinea pig in a time-travel experiment gone awry; he can’t escape his life’s unhappy moments. “Five stars (highest rating)…A masterpiece…You can see why Michel Gondry cited this as a major influence on his sci-fi romance, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” –Time Out New York.
91 min. 35mm. Subtitles. New 35mm Color Print!
Alain Resnais, 1922-2014. Cleveland revival premiere.
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