Described as ‘the most dream-like film ever made’ – a ‘Polish Holy Mountain’ – Wojciech Has’ The Hourglass Sanatorium is bizarre, impressionistic and haunting. It’s also the most expensive film ever made in Poland.
A Jewish man journeys by dilapidated train to visit his sick father in a Gothic and abandoned sanatorium and endures a series of strange, timeless and symbolic adventures.
Based on the acclaimed writings of Bruno Schulz and sandwiched somewhere between David Lynch and Luis Bunuel, The Hourglass Sanatorium is a grand exercise in cinematic surrealism.
Poland / 1973 / 124mins
Saturday 8th October, 10.00pm