A rare screening of one of the masterpieces of French cinema, a hugely influential film – not least on Pedro Almodovar’s newest release The Skin I Live In. George Franju’s fascinating fantasy is a highly charged blend of visceral excess and visual poetry, an amalgam of horror and fairytale in which Dr. Génessier experiments with skin grafts in the hope of replacing his daughter’s face, which has been disfigured in a car crash. Imprisoned behind a mask, Génessier daughter Christina suffers whilst her father removes the faces of the ‘donors’ acquired by his devoted assistant on nocturnal prowls through Paris.
Eyes Without a Face
Directed by Georges Franju