The Hourglass Sanatorium
Sponsored by Helen and Milton Covensky Fund
Dir. Wojciech Jerzy Has
Latin with English subtitles
A special presentation of Polish director Wojciech Jerzy Has’ restored art-house masterpiece, based on the writings of Polish author Bruno Schulz, and winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes.
A young man (Nowicki) visits his ailing father in a crumbling sanatorium where time collapses and death never comes. The Hourglass Sanatorium conjures a surrealist fantasia in which past and present—from the Three Wise Men to the Holocaust—collide in a mind-bending phantasmagoria.
Contains graphic content.
Screening followed by a 30 minute talk by Columbia professor Annette Insdorf, and a signing of her new book, Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has.
Sunday, May 21, 2:15 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD
Followed by a Q&A with Columbia University’s School of the Arts professor, Annette Insdorf.
Annette Insdorf is a professor in the Film Program of Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She is the author of Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski; Francois Truffaut, a study of the French director’s work; Philip Kaufman; and the landmark study, Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust (with a foreword by Elie Wiesel). Her commentaries can be heard on many DVDs, and she has interviewed over 200 film celebrities in her popular “Reel Pieces” series at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y. She has been a juror at film festivals including Berlin, Galway, Locarno, and Jerusalem, and is the panel moderator at the annual Telluride Film Festival.
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This event finished on May 22, 2017.