On the Process: Two Short Films
MEMORIES OF LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD
Françoise Spira / 2010 / 46 mins / DCP
ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF ANDREI ARSENEVICH
Chris Marker / 1974 / 55 mins / DCP
A revelatory, moving behind the scenes documentary made with 8mm footage photographed by actress Françoise Spira on the set of Resnais’s enigmatic and dreamlike 1961 masterpiece, edited long after Spira’s tragic early death by Marienbad assistant director Volker Schlöndorff, who adds a voice–over commentary and clips from Resnais’s film to put the rehearsal footage into context. Screening with One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich, an appreciation of Andrei Tarkovsky by Chris Marker which stands as one of the lovelier tributes that one filmmaker has ever paid another.