A Taste of Jean Rollin

October 30th, 2013
iMOCA at the Murphy

Jean Rollin, who was largely inspired by the Surrealists, takes the viewer to places that invoke bewilderment, unease, and sexual desire. Often using little dialogue, his films bring to life an ethereal, dream-like world, where the erotic and the neurotic are intertwined. His work inspired many artists, musicians and modern day horror film-makers.For the uninitiated, approach with caution. But this is a fine example of the originality and unique approach which is found in 1970’s European sex and horror cinema. Of which, Jean Rollin was undoubtedly the master.

Movies shown:
The Living Dead Girl, 89 minutes
A toxic spill revives a beautiful, dead heiress who, with the help of her childhood friend, must quench her insatiable thirst for blood.

The Iron Rose, 80 minutes
A young couple out for a walk decide to take a stroll through a large cemetery. As darkness begins to fall they realize they can’t find their way out, and soon their fears begin to overtake them.

Lips of Blood, 87 minutes
Frederick sees a photograph of a ruined seaside castle, which triggers a strange childhood memory. He then goes on a strange quest, aided by four female vampires, to find the castle and the beautiful woman who lives there.

One thought on “A Taste of Jean Rollin”

  1. Greetings. I wanted to thank you for putting on this event. I am the author and creator of the site Fascination: The Jean Rollin Experience and I am thrilled to see a local museum doing this. I wish I would have known about it sooner so I could have attended (I live in Kentucky) but I hope it was a great success.

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