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.