Described by filmmakers Luis Buñuel and David Lynch, and rock star Jerry Garcia as their favourite film, legendary Polish director Wojciec Has’ psychedelic epic The Saragossa Manuscript is a mysteriously magical and sometimes disturbing 1960s cult classic like no other.
Adapted from the highly esteemed explorer Jan Potocki’s magnum opus, The Saragossa Manuscript encompasses a whole new supernatural world. During Napoleon’s invasion of Spain, two soldiers of opposing sides discover a strange manuscript at an Inn. Spanning centuries and nations the magical text chronicles the adventures of Alfonso van Worden and follows a rich slew of journeys from the humorous to the horrifying, to the chilling final revelations.
Alternatively frightening and comical in its mind-bending exploration of human nature The Saragossa Manuscript beautifully presents Has’ intricate approach to storytelling, and is now available in a restored version on Blu-ray from Mr Bongo Films.