Bright Lights Film Journal

Two Reasons I’m Glad Alain Resnais is Still Alive

1) Because the 86-year-old French maitre is still making movies (such as Les Herbes folles, currently in post-production); and

2) Because he’s around to personally supervise the DVD transfers of his early masterpieces (such as the Region 2 version of Muriel, ou Le temps d’un retour (above, top) reviewed by Glenn Kenny here, and the Criterion special edition of Last Year at Marienbad (bottom), to be released in regular and Blu-ray versions this June, along with two rarely-seen Resnais shorts).

[Thanks for the Muriel screengrab, GK.]