Sanatorium pod Klepsydra (The Hour-Glass Sanatorium) (The Sandglass)
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Sanatorium pod Klepsydra (The Hour-Glass Sanatorium) (The Sandglass)
In the period before World War II, Joseph (Jan Nowicki) is on his way to visit his father in a sanatorium. As he travels by train, his reminiscences and fantasies blend together and become a revelatory window into the mind and psyche of a somewhat mystical young Jew. Among the images that are brought to the screen are the ghettos, black colonial mercenary soldiers, and memories of Jacob's mother and father in better times.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This mind fuck arthouse pic is not for the casual filmgoer or those who demand a linear story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Jakob's crepuscular quest to reconcile himself to his past will haunt for days those it does not send straight to sleep."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4