The Saragossa Manuscript
Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
Oct 05 - Oct 09
(Wojciech J. Has, 1964, DCP, 184 min)
New digital restoration!
Co-presented with the Seattle Polish Film Festival
Sponsored by Seattle University
Sunday, Oct 05 at 07:00PM
Thursday, Oct 09 at 07:00PM
A favourite film of Jerry Garcia and Luis Buñuel, The Saragossa Manuscript is a brilliant adaptation of one of the greatest works of world literature. It is a Chinese box tale a travel story about the supernatural and mystical opposed to the humanist materialism.
It is 1739 as Alphonse van Worden crosses the wild range of the Sierra Morena, a land said to be inhabited only by demonsevil spirits and invisible hands that push travellers into chasms. Although he refuses to listen to those tales, his journey will be a sequence of supernatural and frightful events. But maybe they're only illusions? Part of our series Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.
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Seattle, WA 98122