Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life

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Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life

  1. Friday, November 10, 2017 9:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Institute Benjamenta
 

Timothy and Stephen Quay are considered to be among the most visionary artists/directors in the world, alongside Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, David Lynch, and Julie Taymor. Their feature debut is an exquisitely realized anti-fairytale with a surreal sense of humor. Jakob (Mark Rylance) enrolls at the titular Institute—a dilapidated, moribund boarding school for the training of servants—and becomes embroiled in the strangely hypnotic world of the enigmatic siblings at its helm. The film was inspired by the writings of Swiss author Robert Walser. In English and German with English subtitles. (35mm Presentation)