Yellow Veil Pictures

The Hourglass Sanatorium

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This listing is for the standard edition Blu-ray. The limited edition slipcover (designed by Aleksander Walijewskiwas limited to 2,000 units and is sold out. The two versions are identical, aside from the slipcover.

Yellow Veil Pictures is a New York City and Los Angeles-based film sales and distribution company focusing exclusively on boundary pushing genre cinema, seeking to highlight filmmakers who exist on the cusp of commercial and arthouse cinema.

Józef visits his dying father at a remote mental institutions, where time itself doesn’t seem to exist, and the line between dreams and memories become indistinguishable.

Adapted from a selection of short stories from Polish-jewish writer Bruno Schultz, Wojciech J. Has’s masterpiece of surrealist Polish cinema is a phantasmagoric look at the collective trauma of the Holocaust.

directed by: Wojciech Has
starring: Jan Nowicki, Tadeusz Kondrat, Irena Orska, Halina Kowalska, Gustaw Holoubek
1973 / 124 min / 1.85:1 / Polish DTS-HD MA 2.0

Additional info:

  • Region A Blu-ray
  • Introduction Notes on The Hourglass Sanatorium by Annette Insdorf, Film Professor at Columbia University, and author of books including "Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has"
  • Post Screening Notes on The Hourglass Sanatorium by Annette Insdorf
  • Discussion on The Hourgalss Sanatorium with Sebastian Smoliński, Film Critic
  • Written Essay by Samm Deighan, writer
  • Written Essay by Annette Insdorf
  • English subtitles