Directed by Alain Resnais | Written by Jacques Sternberg
US release date: Feb 14, 2014
Directed by Alain Resnais | Written by Jacques Sternberg
With Claude Rich, Olga Georges-Picot, Anouk Ferjac
94 min, Drama | Sci-Fi, France, 1968

Recovering after a suicide attempt, Claude Rich (Best Actor, San Sebastian Film Festival) is obviously the perfect guinea pig for a sedulously anonymous corporation’s tentative attempts at time travel — what could go wrong? After all, the mouse came out okay. And maybe, when he goes back a year, he can re-live one particular minute.

Resnais’ switch into science fiction continues his theme of time (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Last Year at Marienbad) as Rich’s memories — thanks to the obligatory unaccounted-for glitch — flips back and forth in time in tiny bits and pieces, although returning again and again to a Riviera Beach and to a bed-sitter in Glasgow, sometimes in alternate, and even surreal, versions. A major influence on Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Resnais’ highly experimental attempt to encompass a life totally via non-linear impressionism has never been on DVD in this country.

Opens in the US on February 14, 2014

- Opens in New York on Feb 14, 2014 at Film Forum

Returns to Film Forum from Wednesday, March 12 through Tuesday, March 18 (one week) in a new 35mm print !!

- Opens in Los Angeles on Feb 28, 2014 at Cinefamily

This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places.

US Distribution: The Film Desk/Bleeding Light Film Group

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