The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art to Show Three of Jean Rollin's Films, 10/30
Filmmaker and author, Jean Rollin, takes the viewer to places that invoke bewilderment and unease. Largely inspired by the Surrealists, Rollin often use little dialogue. His films bring to life an ethereal, dream-like world, where the erotic and the neurotic are intertwined. The 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 found in 1970's European sex and horror cinema. Of which, Jean Rollin was a master.
We will be showing three of his films:
The Iron Rose, 1973, 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, 1974, 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.
The Living Dead Girl, 1982, 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.
Not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.