Scared Smart: Eyes Without a Face

Directed by Georges Franju

Sunday, October 30, 3 p.m.

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“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.