Déjà Vu: Return to Resnais

The films of Alain Resnais are being featured at the Cosford Cinema as part of a retrospective celebrating the master French director's 65-plus-year career.

(July 29, 2013) — The films of master French director Alain Resnais are coming to the Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami. Playing August 1 -11, 2013, “Déjà Vu: Return to Resnais” is a thought-provoking retrospective celebrating the 65-plus-year career of Resnais, a leader of the New Wave of unorthodox, influential film directors appearing in France in the late 1950s. At 91, Resnais is still creating great films.

“Déjà Vu: Return to Resnais” is made possible with the generous support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York and Miami, and consists of five films, including rare 35mm prints of Last Year at Marienbad (1962), Stavisky (1974), Providence (1977) as well as a shorts program entitled “Resnais, Briefly,” featuring six rare short films presented together for the first time.

This special series coincides with the exclusive Miami premiere of Resnais’s latest film, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, from August 2 to 4 and August 9 to 11.

Over the last 65 years, Resnais’s films have explored the slippery line between truth and illusion in playful and somber moods. His films have defined art-house cinema with his interrogation of memory, time, trauma, and theatricality. Resnais is a rare director who operates in contradictions; his work is at once cerebral and intensely emotional, somewhat austere and yet incredibly playful. His filmmaking invites anyone to join in his investigations of the human mind and spirit.

The Cosford Cinema is located at 5030 Brunson Drive on UM’s Coral Gables campus. General admission is $9. Admission is $7 for seniors, University of Miami alumni, faculty, non-UM students, and staff. Free for UM students. To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit http://www.cosfordcinema.com or call 305-284-4861.

For the “Déjà Vu: Return to Resnais” film schedule as well as other Cosford Cinema screenings, click here.

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