Martin Scorsese presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
The Hourglass Sanatorium
dir. Wojciech Has, Poland, 1973, DCP, color, Polish w/ English subtitles, 124 min.
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 Word II.
Organized by: Propaganda Foundation, DI Factory, CRF and The Film Foundation.
In cooperation with: Kino RP, Tor, Zebra, Kadr and Janus Films.
Distributed by Milestone Film & Video.
With the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Film Institute.
Honorary Patronage: the Embassy
of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C., the Embassy of the Republic of
Poland in Ottawa, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York,
the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, the Consulate General
of the Republic of Poland in Montreal, the Consulate General of the Republic of
Poland in Toronto