Wednesday, March 19

Repertory Series ArchiveMartin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

The Hour-glass Sanatorium

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Sanatorium pod Klepsydrą (1973) dir Wojciech Has w/Jan Nowicki, Tadeusz Kondrat, Irena Orska, Halina Kowalska, Gustaw Holoubek [125 min; DCP]
Magic, dreams, a manor in decay. THE HOUR-GLASS SANATORIUM is one of the most original and beautiful films in Polish cinema – a visionary, artistic, poetic reflection on the nature of time and the irreversibility of death. The screenplay is an adaptation of the fantasy fiction of Jewish author Bruno Schulz (Street of Crocodiles), one of the most renowned Polish prose stylists of the 20th century.

“In the waking hour, man recounts both dream and reality and often tries to reconcile the two. Dreams are themselves a part of our memory and our past but you don’t often hear people marking “dream milestones” on their timeline. Instead of an attempt at reconciliation, this film allows the two opposing dimensions to interweave into a non-linear narrative ripe with fantastical landscapes of time.” Brattle Film Notes contributor Bridget Foster Reed watched THE HOUR-GLASS SANATORIUM without subtitles. Read more of her observations on the Film Notes blog

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