by Alain Resnais
Friday, Oct. 7th, 2016, 7:30-10:30pm
In a colossal, eerie mansion, the well-dressed classes pass the time at some eternal house party. Are they in limbo, in hell, in heaven? One handsome man (Giorgio Albertazzi) expectantly approaches a beautiful woman (Delphine Seyrig), alluding to their clandestine romantic encounter the previous year – but she claims never to have met him before. Who is telling the truth? What really happened last year? What is really happening now? All these people, apparently so replete with culture and civilisation, are utterly, frozenly empty, and the truth seems to vanish in a glittering world of misleading surfaces and perspectives.
Country: France, Italy
Language: French (English Subtitles)
Release Date: June 1961
Run Time: 94 minutes