You wouldn’t expect a rip-roaring widescreen Napoleonic adventure crammed with duels, damsels and cryptic manuscripts to be the favourite film of the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia. But this is actually one of the great 1960s ‘head-trips’ – an adaptation of Count Jan Potocki’s legendarily labyrinthine novel into a bewildering but exhilarating lattice of stories within stories within stories.

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