|release date||November 30 1958|
|studio||The Criterion Collection|
|starring||Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Edith Scob, François Guérin|
SynopsisSecluded in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore his beloved daughter’s once-beautiful face, but at a horrifying price. Lauded as a true rarity of horror cinema, Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux sans visage) has influenced countless films in its wake and stunned audiences around the world with its shocking yet poetic imagery.
Movies that try to be scary, thought French New Wave director Georges Franju, usually aren’t. What is truly scary, he says in an interview on the Criterion DVD of his classic Eyes Without a Face, is when perfectly normal people do abnormal things, as if they were doing something perfectly normal. …Read More