'THE HOUR-GLASS SANATORIUM'

WRITTEN BY
Andy Beta

This obscure Polish film from 1973, directed by Wojciech Jerzy Has, is based on the surreal short stories of writer Bruno Scholz (who caught the croc-obsessed Avey Tare's attention with a short story collection called The Street of Crocodiles). A man visits his dying father in a sanatorium, soon eschewing narrative and entering a dream world that changes room by room, creating a hallucinatory mosaic of images and sound that drifts between memory and sensation — as overwhelming and fantastical as the similar realms that Animal Collective actively explores

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