• Last Year At Marienbad
  • Title: Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
  • Words can't even begin to describe a film like Last Year at Marienbad, except these thirteen:
  • Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961) German design by Tostmann

Last Year at Marienbad


An enigmatic romance is at the helm of this labyrinthian film. A game of math and logic combat two possible suitors. Indelible memories leave haunting nightmares. A story as comprehensible as dreams themselves, but as unforgettable as our own nightmares… Last Year at Marienbad took the wanderlust relationship concept to much greater heights than Hiroshima Mon Amour but at the price of a substantial, salient narrative and into the realm of memories.

@TheRealDaphne reminds one of French actress Delphine Seyrig (Resnais' Last Year at Marienbad, 1961). Photo: Steven Klein for Vogue Italia, 2009.


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As the movie opened in other cities, the syndicated columnist Inez Robb confirmed its status as a cultural totem for cocktail hour, writing, "The surest way to get a party off the pad and into orbit this season is to ask, 'And how did you like Last Year at Marienbad?"