Shot around Munich in 1960, Last Year in Marienbad soon became a classic of the French New-Wave. Directed by Alain Resnais and written by Alain Robbe-Grillet, it won the Golden Lion in Venice in 1961. Almost 50 years later in 2008, Olivier Corpet, director of IMEC (Institut Mémoires de l’Edition Contemporaine) received unedited Super 8 material shot by the actress Françoise Spira, a member of the cast of Marienbad who died only a few years after the making of the film.
In possession of this rare treasure, Olivier Corpet and Bernard-Henri Lévy remembered that Volker Schlöndorff was Resnais’ assistant on Marienbad and proposed to him that he edit and comment on the archive material. The result is this 50-minute documentary which reveals the work that went into Resnais’ masterpiece.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Olivier Corpet, director of IMEC, German film critic Gerhard Midding and curator and film-maker Adam Roberts.
£8, conc. £6