Le fantastique: A Curious Tour of the French Weird
This fascinating talk will trace the development of Le Cinéma fantastique, a great way into our season.
Total runtime 90min
Taking in fairy tales, horror and science fiction, the marvellous and the strange, the dreamlike and the uncanny, Le Cinéma fantastique is a French filmic tradition ripe for rediscovery. In this talk, Virginie Sélavy, the founder and editor of Electric Sheep, will trace its development from Georges Méliès to Lucile Hadžihalilović, looking at the influence of Surrealism, the wartime golden age and the experiments of the 1970s, up to the present day.