Directed by Georges Franju
Sunday, October 30, 3 p.m.
“As absurd and as beautiful as a fairy tale.”—Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
Combining the ghastly and the lyrical, the brilliant director Georges Franju creates a masterpiece of horror that served as an inspiration for decades to follow. A frothy mix of gore, terror, and beauty leaves an indelible mark on the psyche.
Holed up in his secluded French countryside chateau, a driven doctor attempts a radical experiment in plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter who has been disfigured—at a disturbing price for each of them. 1962, France, Blu-ray, in French with English subtitles, 90 minutes. Recommended for 16+.
With Matthieu Dalle, Associare Professor of French, University of Louisville. Matthieu Dalle holds a PhD in French Civilization from The Pennsylvania State University and a Maîtrise and a Licence in Journalism from CELSA, the Communication and Journalism school at Université de la Sorbonne-Paris IV. His research interests include French media, contemporary French popular culture and cultural history, and post-World War II French cinema.
Scared Smart: Halloween Weekend
Each of these three horror classics will be complimented with introductions and post-screening discussions by faculty from the University of Louisville. Special program assistance provided by the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities & Society. Non-Member $9, Member $7, U of L students $5.