He approaches her at a gathering, claiming they had been lovers the previous year at the Czechoslovakian town of Marienbad.  As spatial and temporal continuity is destroyed by its methods of filming and editing, the film offers instead a "mental continuity", a continuity of thought. Robbe-Grillet was not present during the filming. This is something you did not notice unless you watched every scene very carefully,there was a play took place in the palace,the story of it had something to do with sexual violence even raping indication.So we can guess that the reason A denied the past was not she couldn’t remember anything,but had something to do with her own suffering,maybe a raping attempt by X last year. The same goes for the music: if one corrects a distorted spot, the music is likely to sound dead. last year at Marienbad. Instead of being frustrated by the lack of answers throughout life, or, a viewing of Last Year at Marienbad, we are wise to recognize that a question without a solution is a possibility. Andrew Sarris: Auteur Theory Film Critic & Author Dead. Interview With Metropolitan Demetrius on the relationship between prayer, stillness, and study.