Eyes Without a Face
Friday, June 26, 2015
9:30 PM–11:30 PM
1960, France/Italy, Georges Franju, 88 min, French with English subtitles
With Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, and Juliette Mayniel
Introduced by costume designer Linda Cho and theaterdirector Darko Tresnjak
A surgeon,feeling guilty over his daughter’s facial disfigurement—so horrible that she wears a mask—in an accident for which he was responsible, uses his assistant to kidnap young women. He attempts, without success, to transfer their faces to his daughter.
“This long-overdue release restores Franju’s unexpurgated cut. Decades of horror films that have followed in its footsteps have necessarily blunted the force of its shock scenes, but nothing can conceal the power of its ugly poetry. Franju deftly balances fantasy and realism, clinical detachment and operatic emotion, beauty and pain, all presided over by Edith Scob’s haunting, haunted eyes.” ““ David Kalat, Criterion Collection
About the Introducers
Linda Cho is a Korean born, Canadian, New York based costume designer. She designed for A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder for which she received an Outer Critics Circle Nomination and Tony Award for best costume design. She has designed for opera, theater and dance for companies all over the world such as LA Opera, New York Public Theater, Royal Shakespeare Company in England and Stratford Theater in Canada. Linda studied fine arts and fashion at the Paris American Academy, received a BA in Psychology at McGill University and studied costume design at Yale School of Drama where she received an MFA.
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