Directors: Dima Ballin, Kat Ellinger. With: Brigitte Lahaie, Francoise Pascal, Virginie Selavy, Nigel Wingrove. UK 2022. 113 mins.
The life and work of Eurocult director Jean Rollin is put under the spotlight in this fascinating and informative documentary. From struggling artist with an unconventional upbringing to the purveyor of New Wave surrealist fantastique via such distinctive and unique films as THE RAPE OF THE VAMPIRE, THE IRON ROSE, FASCINATION, LIPS OF BLOOD and THE LIVING DEAD GIRL, friends, critics and actors tell all. Sex and nudity, innocence and perversity, stunning visuals and rule breaking became Rollin trademarks and you’ll find out why in this provocative, moving and enlightening look at his myth and the magic.