Roll on 2018!
We hit the Barbican with the kicktastic La Prisonnière. Henri-Georges Clouzot proved to be a master of suspense and intensity with his classics Wages of Fear and Les Diaboliques. However, France’s Hitchcock, couldn’t find a home with the French New Wave crowds. He struggled and failed to complete L’enfer, abandoning it in 1964.
3 years later, he returned, bringing along some elements and themes from L’enfer, he worked tirelessly on his last film – La Prisonièrre aka Woman in Chains.
Clouzot‘s final film and his only one in colour, La Prisonnière is rarely seen, unavailable in English, it’s a real treat to be able to screen this beauty. Sweet José encounters the mysterious Stanislas, gallery owner and producer of pornographic S&M inspired photographs, volunteering to pose for him opens up a whole new world to her….
The film will be introduced by Virginie Sélavy