Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rest in Peace, Jean Rollin

Jean Rollin, succinctly eulogized by Chris D.:

Director Jean Rollin died today. He was responsible for many incredibly beautiful, poetic images in French films and was looked down on/ignored by the French film industry for decades as only a purveyor of trash. He didn't direct any unqualified masterpieces, but he was a poet and a visionary and deserves to be remembered fondly for creating some of the most beautiful, simultaneously melancholic, creepy, haunting images of pure poetry in French cinema from the mid-1960s to the present.

Jean Rollin
November 3, 1938 - December 15, 2010