Eyes without a Face
Les yeux sans visage
Dir. Georges Franju
France 1959 | Black & White | 90 mins
Cast: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Edith Scob, Juliette Mayniel
An incredible amalgam of horror and fairytale in which scalpels thud into quivering flesh and the tremulous heroine remains a prisoner of solitude in a waxen mask of eerie, frozen beauty. Having crashed the car which destroyed her face, her doctor father feverishly experiments with skin grafts, each failure requiring his devoted assistant to prowl the Latin Quarter in search of another suitable 'donor'. . . Illuminated throughout by Franju's sense of poetry it's a marvellous movie in the fullest sense.
- Tom Milne, Time Out Film Guide
Available on: 35mm
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