Here at Mondo, we're beyond excited to announce that we've teamed up with Black Dragon Press to handle North American distribution of their posters. We're huge fans of their creative vision and curatorial direction and are excited for the opportunity to partner up. Moving forward, for BDP releases we carry, North American collectors should order from Mondotees.com. Collectors from Europe and the rest of the world should continue to follow and purchase from BlackDragonPress.co.uk directly. We can't wait to see what the future holds for this partnership - expect big things!
First up: LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD by Nicolas Delort, available tomorrow! Details below.
Black Dragon Press x Mondo #01: Last Year at Marienbad by Nicolas Delort
18"x36" Screen Print, Edition of 130 (split between US & UK)
Printed by White Duck Editions (UK)
Expected to ship in 2-3 weeks
We’re delighted to release a brand new poster by Nicolas Delort for the 1961 classic mindbender LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD, produced in collaboration with StudioCanal. The movie, a source of inspiration for Kubrick’s THE SHINING or David Lynch’s MULHOLLAND DRIVE amongst many others, tells the story (or does it?) of a man, a woman, and her husband (but is he?) set in a French chateau where they had met the previous year (or had they?), in a dazzling exercise in narrative hypnotism from the French director Alain Resnais (he’s most definitely French). And while the plot - or lack thereof - has been known to drive some people up the bloody walls, the movie’s austere beauty, voluptuous exuberance and generally the ballsiness of it all combine to make MARIENBAD a modern cinematic masterpiece: one of those movies you spend more time talking about than actually watching.
And speaking of austere beauty and ballsiness, check out some detail shots of Nicolas Delort’s stunning poster:
“The film takes us through a dream-like tour of a castle inhabited by statuesque characters, making us question if the protagonists are stuck in limbo or trying to escape hell - their ceaseless gazing at each other hints at ancient myths, like Orpheus and Eurydice, here materialised in the statue overlooking the scene. Suddenly X breaks his immobility to steal a glance at A... but we are uncertain of these characters' fate and like the film itself we don't know where this road will take us... out of Hades or back to Marienbad…" - Nicolas Delort