Tag Archives: Jean Rollin

Jean Rollin – Les Amours Jaunes (1958)

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Cult director Jean Rollin’s first film was this 12-minute, black-and-white short inspired by a poem by Tristan Corbiere. Filmed on weekends in 35mm on an old Maurigraphe camera borrowed from Rollin’s job at a newsreel company, the short contains footage of Rollin’s friends at the cliffs of Dieppe, readings of Corbiere’s poem, and some Fabien Loris drawings. Rollin made a few more shorts and false starts over the next decade before completing his first narrative feature, Le Viol du Vampire, in 1968. ~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide Read More »

Jean Rollin & Julian de Laserna – Le lac des morts vivants AKA Zombie Lake (1981)

In a small lakeside town in the French countryside, young women are disappearing without a trace. The superstitious locals blame “The Lake of Ghosts,” but the town’s mayor (Howard Vernon) seems reluctant, or powerless, to take any action. When another girl is found with her throat ripped out, a Paris reporter begins to uncover the deadly secrets of the lake and the dead, green-faced Nazis who are aroused to action!
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Jean Rollin – Vierges et vampires aka Requiem for a Vampire aka Caged Virgins (1971)

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Eloquent, expressive and altogether haunting, Jean Rollin’s fourth feature film,
1971’s Vierges et Vampires (Requiem for a Vampire) shows him as an artist totally in control of his own art and totally separate from anyone else in cinema before or since. Read More »