Vincent Winther’s review published on Letterboxd:
L'Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) is one of French director Alain Resnais' two masterpieces, the other being Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959).
L'Année dernière à Marienbad is absolutely gorgeous. Every shot is lighted, composed, and edited to perfection.
With L'Année dernière à Marienbad Alain Resnais breaks cinema conventions, leaving out linear story structure and traditional film editing.
L'Année dernière à Marienbad is in a way very artificial, people suddenly pausing, story elements jumping around. The film is artificial in the same way our memory of past events are artificial. Memories are subjective and a construct of one's mind.
L'Année dernière à Marienbad almost hypnotizes its spectators. The gliding camera-movements as well as the poetic narration and eerie music adds to the surreal and dreamy atmosphere of the film.
"In a few seconds, it will freeze forever. Into a marble past, like these statues worked in stone."