Les Yeux sans visage (Eyes without a Face). 1960. France/Italy. Directed by Georges Franju. Screenplay by Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Jean Redon, Claude Sautet. With Edith Scob, Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel. 35mm. . In French; English subtitles. 90 min.
Whether on a double bill with Holy Motors (screening August 5 and 8) or The Face of Another (August 10 and 12), Georges Franju’s tragic tale of twisted paternal love, obsessive guilt, and lost beauty influenced countless subsequent films on the lugubrious, yet mesmerizing, subject of reinvention through face-transplant surgery. Archival print courtesy of Janus Films.