R.I.P. Alain Resnais

The cinema landscape has lost yet another of its luminaries. Legendary French filmmaker Alain Resnais passed away on Sunday at the age of 91.

I can’t pretend to be a Resnais scholar, so I’ll leave a better appreciation of his talents to this write-up at critic Glenn Kenny’s Some Came Running blog.

I last watched the director’s masterpieces ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ and ‘Last Year at Marienbad’ back in my film school days. Like many viewers, I was transfixed by the poetic beauty of his images and confused by his non-linear storytelling, which attempted to break apart the language of cinema. I don’t think I really understood either film at the time, but they captivated me nonetheless. I’ve been meaning to revisit ‘Marienbad’ on the Criterion Collection Blu-ray that’s been sitting on my shelf. If I ever find time to watch whole movies again, I’ll try to do that.

[Source: The Guardian]

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