Previously at the ICA - Films
6 Nov 2009 – 21 Nov 2009
A remarkable feat of reconstruction which brings back to life an unfinished film by director Henri-Georges Clouzot (best known for such classics as The Wages of Fear and Les Diaboliques). In 1964, Clouzot set out to film the story of a man suffering the agonies of paranoid jealousy over his young wife (Romy Schneider). Clouzot spent months shooting screen tests and experimenting with the hallucinatory effects, but the film was shut down three weeks into production. Now, thanks to interviews with the original crew and using Clouzot’s test footage, we have a chance to witness what might have been.
dir Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea, France 2009, 94 mins, subtitles