“Dream” by Kim Ki-Duk.

“DREAM” aka Bi-Mong (2008) by Kim Ki-Duk. South-Korean poster. Unknown designer. Contact me if you know the artist.
The film, whose Korean title means ‘sad dream,’ stars Korean actress Lee Na-Young and Japanese actor Joe Odagiri. This is Ki-Duk’s second film to feature a non-Korean actor in the lead role. His 2007 film Breath starred Taiwanese star Chang Chen.
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The ultimate “Eyes Wide Shut”(1999) poster !!

Many brilliant posters of Eyes Wide Shut have been made public with the distribution of the film, none as subtle as this one, in my humble opinion. Introducing polish artist Leszek Zebrowski and this poster of “Eyes Wide Shut”(1999, by S. Kubrick).
Zebrowski was born in 1950 in Gdansk and is the designer of over 350 posters, including this one. Check him out here: http://zebrowski-drawing.com/
I am not the author of this image, all rights go to Leszek Zebrowski.

NB- For a  bigger dose of Polish film posters, check out the graphic work on Kieslowski’s movies here.And for more photos everyday, like us here

Last Year in Marienbad (1961) : My top 5 posters

Alain Resnais’ masterpiece “Last Year at Marienbad” (1961) is indeed one of many great works he delivered throughout the years. Along with “Hiroshima mon Amour” (1959), it is surely one of the director’s most known work.

Let us check out how the film got presented, through its posters, in France, Germany, Japan and Poland…

This first image is a poster painted by Ercole Brini (1913-1989), born in Rome, whose work ranges from Rear Window to The Bycicle Thief. His work is characterized by strong brush strokes together with a very distinct water-color style.

This Last Year in Marienbad is one of his distinguished works.

German poster: Letztes Jahr in Marienbad. Illustrated by Hans Hillmann 

German poster: Letztes Jahr in Marienbad. Illustrated by Tostmann (no mention of first name)

Japanese poster: Last Year at Marienbad (unknown illustrator)

Polish poster: Last Year at Marienbad. Illustrated by Wiktor Sadowski in 1992. 

NB- I am not the author of these images. All rights go to the artists.

Check out Alain Resnais’ concentration camp documentary, shot in 1955 in Poland, “Night & Fog”, here.

Krzysztof Kieslowski original film posters

One could say I’m very interested in design, especially film posters, which I consider, are at times, works of art in their own right.

I think Poland shines in this department. I have not examined the reasons why but I always find their visual work pretty impressive. Let’s take these 3 film posters for Krzysztof Kieslowski’s movies; they represent what was considered a good marketing strategy at the time, what the public thought was an interesting image to look at and the originality of the artist Andrzej Pagowski.
Pagowski is born in 1953 in Warsaw and started as a cartoonist and book designer while creating his advertising agency “Studio P”.


“A Short Film About Killing” (1988). Poster designed by Andrzej Pagowski in 1988. 97x68cm

“A Short Film About Love” (1988). Poster designed by Andrzej Pagowski in 1988. 97x68cm

“The Double Life of Veronique”(1991). Poster designed by Andrzej Pagowski in 1988. 97x68cm

Meet Saul Bass

A film is never individual work nor should it be reduced to one. Graphic designers who work on movie posters as well as credit sequences are more than mere accessories to great directorial works. Their task is to reduce the idea behind a film into one single image (that of the poster) without betraying it and then, they capture our attention during the credit sequence, as haunting or as comic as it is. Very few people have done this with more innovation than Saul Bass, back in the day when Photoshop was not available and censorship was tight.

“SAUL BASS (1920-1996) was not only one of the great graphic designers of the mid-20th century but the undisputed master of film title design thanks to his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger and Martin Scorsese.

When the reels of film for Otto Preminger’s controversial new drugs movie, The Man with the Golden Arm, arrived at US movie theaters in 1955, a note was stuck on the cans – “Projectionists – pull curtain before titles”. Until then, the lists of cast and crew members which passed for movie titles were so dull that projectionists only pulled back the curtains to reveal the screen once they’d finished. But Preminger wanted his audience to see The Man with the Golden Arm’s titles as an integral part of the film.” (http://designmuseum.org/design/saul-bass/)
Bass also designed the credit sequence for Hitchcock’s “Psycho” & “North by Northwest”. Some of his other works are “Casino”, “Goodfellas”, “West Side Story”, “The Seven Year Itch” etc.

Here is a portrait of the artist, undated (and unknown photographer ) & some of his spectacular work on our favorite film posters. No introduction needed.

For another compelling film poster, this time from Poland, check out https://kinoimages.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/kanal-film-poster/