The Saragossa Manuscript

Oct 05 - Oct 09, 2014

(Wojciech J. Has, 1964, DCP, 184 min)

Opening catered reception at 6pm on Sunday!
New digital restoration!
Co-presented with the Seattle Polish Film Festival
Sponsored by Seattle University

A favourite film of Jerry Garcia and Luis Buñuel, The Saragossa Manuscript is a brilliant adaptation of one of the greatest works of world literature. It is a Chinese box tale — a travel story about the supernatural and mystical opposed to the humanist materialism.

It is 1739 as Alphonse van Worden crosses the wild range of the Sierra Morena, a land said to be inhabited only by demons—evil spirits and invisible hands that push travellers into chasms. Although he refuses to listen to those tales, his journey will be a sequence of supernatural and frightful events. But maybe they’re only illusions? Part of our series Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

  • Join us before the Sunday screening, at 6pm, for a delicious catered reception, hosted by the Seattle Polish Film Festival!
  • Get a series pass and see all of the Masterpieces of Polish Cinema at a discount!  $70 ($40 for Film Forum Members) >

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