Eyes without a Face

Les yeux sans visage

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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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