Halloween Ciné-Club: Les Yeux sans Visage

Halloween Ciné-Club: Les Yeux sans Visage


Sunday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m.
Free admission - Donations encouraged
This event takes place online - zoom links will be emailed by Sunday morning.

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Click here to join our discussion at 1:00 PM: https://af-chicago.zoom.us/j/81326074116?pwd=cTNHYVdYeFhIVFRyWFpRN1lTbHBLZz09

For more information on how to participate in Ciné-Club, please see the "about" section at the bottom of this page.

A scientist madder than most! In celebration of Halloween (a week early), we'll be taking a look at a shocking classic in the canon of French fright. This week's movie is ... 

Les Yeux Sans Visage ("Eyes Without a Face", 1960)

Rent on iTunes or Amazon Prime, or stream on HBO Max or the Criterion Channel

 

Dr. Génessier would do anything for his daughter. After a freak accident leaves the once-beautiful Christine horribly disfigured, Génessier hides her away from the world. But hope is not lost - at least not if mad science has anything to say about it! A string of kidnapped beauties, some skin grafting ... what could go wrong? 

Georges Franju's chilling tale of fatherly love gone awry has become a benchmark for horror cinema worldwide, and the iconic mannequin-esque performance from the masked Edith Scob, will leave some truly indelible images in your brain. You'll never look at those herbal face masks the same way again... 

 

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ABOUT CINÉ CLUB:

Isn’t it time you caught up on all those French classics you’ve been meaning to watch? If you’re a cinéphilefrancophile, or just looking for some fun conversation in these isolating times, we’ve got you covered.
Each week, we’ll reveal the film up for discussion by Wednesday on our social media and the events page of our website. We’ll also include some context to consider while watching, and some links for where to view it. You’ll have the rest of the week to watch the film independently and then we’ll group up online via Zoom on Monday at 6:30 PM to discuss. BYOB (or W). Sound good?  

For the sake of inclusivity, the discussion will be in English. When you register, we’ll send you a link for accessing the conversation group. Come full of thoughts or just full of ramblings – we’ll take either, or both! 

Discussion will be led by Matthew Jackson, a former AF culture intern. Matthew studied film at the University of Chicago and spends most of his time blathering about movies online.