Alain Resnais: In Memoriam (1922 – 2014)
Je T'aime, Je T'aime
New 35mm Print! dir. Alain Resnais, France, 1968, 35mm, 91 min.
Time and memory have been a major preoccupation of filmmaker Alain Resnais (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Last Year at Marienbad) and this 1968 foray into the science fiction genre is no exception. Recovering from a suicide attempt, a man is recruited to test a newly developed time machine. A resulting glitch causes the man to re-live various non-sequential episodes from his past which include a relationship with a woman whose death he may or may not have caused. Je T’aime, Je T’aime joins the ranks of Chris Marker’s La Jetee and Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind as a poetic vision of fragmented time and forgotten images.