To celebrate the release of THE HOURGLASS SANATORIUM on Blu-Ray in the UK from 7th September 2015, we’ve two copies to give away courtesy of Mr Bongo Films.
A young man named Joseph (Jan Nowicki) visits a dilapidated Sanatorium to see his father Jakob (Tadeusz Konrad). On his arrival, a sinister doctor informs him that his father had stopped breathing but hasn’t died yet, perhaps due to Joseph’s arrival which may have halted time in the sanatorium. Joseph undertakes a strange journey through the many rooms of the sanatorium, each of which conjures worlds composed of his memories, dreams and nightmares. Adapted from a collection of short stories by Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz, The Hourglass Sanatorium dispenses with traditional narrative, fashioning an audiovisual mosaic that blurs the line between reality and fantasy.
As in The Saragossa Manuscript, Wojciech Has fashions a cinematic universe composed with byzantine sets, hallucinatory images and a gallery of grotesque characters. However his magical-realist vision of pre-WW2 Poland is tinged with the sober consciousness of the violence that would follow and the recreation of Joseph s childhood in a Jewish ghetto, foreshadowing the Holocaust.
Full frame-by-frame restoration and fully remastered soundtrack, funded by the Polish Arts council. Restored version of Has’ psychedelic masterpiece.
For your chance to win The Hourglass Sanatorium on Blu-Ray, simply comment below telling us which movie set in a hospital, sanatorium or asylum is your favourite and why.
The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Friday 18th September 2015 and two valid comments will be chosen and notified by email.
• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• Entrants must be aged 15 years or older
• One entry per household
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into
• There is no cash alternative to Prizes which are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale or used in connection with any other competition or promotion by the Prize winner
• 2 winners will each win 1x The Hourglass Sanatorium on Blu-Ray
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.