01 April, 2014

The Testament of Jess Franco

One year ago tomorrow, April 2, 2013, Jess Franco died in his Spanish homeland and became immortal. In fact, he was already an immortal. "To become immortal, and then to die..." as Jean Pierre Melville told Jean Seberg in Jean-Luc Godard's BREATHLESS. Tomorrow will also see the Espanola filmoteca's screening of LABIOS ROJOS, Franco's ultra obscure, virtually impossible to see out side of this venue, 1960 comedy thriller introducing the "Red Lips", the female duo of PIs who would figure in a number of future films (TWO UNDERCOVER ANGELS, KISS ME, MONSTER). We'll have a few more thoughts on the year since his passing tomorrow. Tomorrow will also mark the public release of the science-fiction-horror short subject, ZOMBIE 2024, written by myself and directed by "Mathis Vogel", largely as a tribute to the inspirational career of Jess Franco.A link to will be added here [Robert Monell]
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