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Last Year at Marienbad

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Francis Levy | Posted 01.10.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Hiroshima constitutes a powerful diptych dealing with both the trauma of war and the trauma of life.

Alain Resnais's "Life of Riley"

Francis Levy | Posted 01.03.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

They say life is not a rehearsal, but Alain Resnais's Life of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter and not La Vie de Reilly is curiously the French title) portrays human existence as a series of rehearsals which take place totally off stage.

Je t'aime, je t'aime

Francis Levy | Posted 05.17.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The French love memory. Proust's masterpiece was A La Recherche du Temps Perdu, In Search of Lost Time or The Remembrance of Things Past, as it's mos...

Alain Resnais and the Sensuality of French Film

Sophia Stuart | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Sophia Stuart

If this was an American movie, the opening would be a swift montage, just enough to set the scene, but this is a French film so we linger. Each actor gets to say their line and to respond, crushingly emotionally, to their grief. It is a glorious set-up for the theatrics that follow.

The Secrets of Marienbad

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

A young actress named Françoise Spira was on the set during the shooting of Alain Resnais's cult film, Last Year at Marienbad. Spira, with her Super 8, filmed the film, capturing its most magical instants. That footage has now surfaced.