About the film
The Hourglass Sanatorium
Release Date: December 12, 1973
|Production Companies||:||Zespół Filmowy Silesia|
|Director||:||Wojciech Jerzy Has|
|Producers||:||Waldemar Król, Zygmunt Wójcik, Leopold Rene Nowak, Urszula Orczykowska, Andrzej Zielonka|
|Writers||:||Bruno Schulz, Wojciech Jerzy Has, Anatol Stern, Roman Pytel|
A young man named Josef visits a dilapidated Sanatorium to see his father Jakob. On his arrival, a sinister doctor informs him that his father had stopped breathing but hasn't died yet, perhaps due to Josef's arrival which may have halted time in the sanatorium. Josef undertakes a strange journey through the many rooms of the sanatorium, each which conjures worlds composed of his memories, dreams and nightmares.