Fascination18

Directed by Jean Rollin | France | 1979 | 1h 18m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Brigitte Lahaie, Jean-Marie Lemaire, Fanny Magier, Muriel Montossé

A thief on the run breaks into an eerie castle and takes its two frightened chambermaids hostage. However, as night begins to fall, the criminal begins to suspects that the women are hiding a sinister secret. Erotic, elegantly crafted, and brimming with some of the most unforgettable images in his filmography, Fascination embodies French director Jean Rollin at his very best.

This screening will feature an introductory talk by Professor Patricia MacCormack (Professor of Continental Philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge)

This screening is part of Blood & Celluloid: Vampire Film Festival 2022. For more info and to get your festival pass for all five films, click on the “Vampire Film Festival” button below.

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We showed Fascination between October 15, 2022 and October 15, 2022.

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