Hourglass Sanatorium

Jul 10, 2014

(Wojciech J. Has, Poland, 1973, DCP, 124 min)

Co-presented with the Seattle Polish Film Festival

Magic, dreams, a manor in decay: the Hourglass Sanatorium is one of the most original and beautiful films in Polish cinema, a visionary, artistic, poetic reflection on the nature of time and the irreversibility of death. The screenplay is an adaptation of the fantasy fiction of Jewish author Bruno Schulz, one of the most renowned Polish prose stylists of the 20th century. Reflections on the Holocaust were added to the movie, reading Schulz’s work through the prism of his death during World War II.

  • Part of our series Martin Scorcese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema! Get a series pass and see all of the series films at a discount: $70 ($40 for Film Forum Members) >

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