Institute Benjamenta
The first full-length film by the Brothers Quay. Mark Rylance stars as Jakob, who is admitted to a peculiar school for servants run by domineering Johannes (Gottfried John) and his sorrowful sister Lisa (Alice Krige), only to uncover the mystical Institute's secrets and, by extension, those of life itself. Bizarre symbolism, surreal dialogue and a truly original vision which served to inspire Terry Gilliam and Christopher Nolan.
Starring Mark Rylance, Alice Krige, Gottfried John
Director Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay