(Georges Franju, 1960, France, Italy, 90 min.)
At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance — at a horrifying price. “Eyes Without a Face,” directed by the supremely talented Georges Franju, is rare in horror cinema for its odd mixture of the ghastly and the lyrical, and it has been a major influence on the genre in the decades since its release. There are images here — of terror, of gore, of inexplicable beauty —that once seen are never forgotten.
- With an introduction and post-film discussion by Andrew Wyatt, film critic for St. Louis Magazine’s Look/Listen arts-and-entertainment blog and the Gateway Cinephile film blog.
- All films are in French with English subtitles.
Saturday, March 25 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119