Previously at the ICA - Films
15 Dec 2012
Roger Vadim was one of Prince's favourite directors and Barbarella had a big influence on him and his style. He renamed a band member Tommy Barbarella after the film, and he also made visual reference to it in his video-movie Three Chains O'Gold in a scene where Prince was watching the film in his private cinema.
Vadim’s film has garnered a cult following since its original 1968 release. Based on Jean-Claude Forest’s popular comic book series, the erotic sci-fi adventure stars Jane Fonda as Barbarella, a woman charged with journeying into the unknown regions of space to capture the evil Doctor Durand-Durand, inventor of the deadly Positronic Ray.
Dir. Roger Vadim, France and Italy, spoken in English, 1968.