‘Last Year at Marienbad’
by Nicolas Delort
Mon, Aug 28, 17 / James BDP
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We’re delighted to release a brand new poster by Nicolas Delort for the 1961 classic mindbender ‘Last Year at Marienbad’ produced in collaboration with StudioCanal. The movie, a source of inspiration for Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ or David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive’ amongst many others, tells the story (or does it?) of a man, a woman, and her husband (but is he?) set in a French chateau where they had met the previous year (or had they), in a dazzling exercise in narrative hypnotism from the French director Alain Resnais (he’s most definitely French). And while the plot (or lack thereof) has been known to drive some people up the bloody walls, the movie’s austere beauty, voluptuous exuberance and generally the ballsiness of it all combine to make ‘Marienbad’ a modern cinematic masterpiece.
And speaking of austere beauty and ballsiness here is Nicolas Delort's 'Last Year at Marienbad':
‘Last Year at Marienbad’ by Nicolas Delort
18"x36" Screen Print, Edition of 130
Printed by White Duck Editions (UK)
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“The film takes us through a dream-like tour of a castle inhabited by statuesque characters, making us question if the protagonists are stuck in limbo or trying to escape hell - their ceaseless gazing at each other hints at ancient myths, like Orpheus and Eurydice, here materialised in the statue overlooking the scene. Suddenly X breaks his immobility to steal a glance at A... but we are uncertain of these characters' fate and like the film itself we don't know where this road will take us... out of Hades or back to Marienbad…” - Nicolas Delort