Author Archive for: ‘Alex Ling’

Parentheses in Time: L’Année Dernière à Marienbad (1961) as Amorous Event

“Cinema is the art of playing with time.” (Alain Resnais)[1] “If art never ceases intersecting love, it is in the encounter, in the pure event, that it is finally grasped.” (Alain Badiou)[2] Alain Resnais’ cinema is as entwined with the question of time as are the lovers with each other in the opening scene of his and Marguerite Duras’ 1959 …

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