Stardust Memories to be a “Best-Of”

Among those presented will be the film Five Easy Pieces (1970) from American director Bob Rafelson. This film was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Film and Best Actor in a Leading Role for the performance of Jack Nicholson, who excels here in the role of a talented pianist who works on an oil rig. Inferno (L´enfer d´Henri-Georges Clouzot, 2009) is another unique documentary assembled from the co-creators’ remembrances of a distinguished French director’s unfinished film, as well as pre-existing footage featuring a sparkling Romy Schneider. In the unforgettable classic comedy Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot, 1953), director and comic Jacques Tati introduced the character of the endearing but bumbling M. Hulot, who was to appear in three subsequent films. A treat for horror lovers, the film Eyes Without a Face (Les yeux sans visage, 1960) is considered by many to be the most elegant horror film of all time. The film tells the story of a surgeon who attempts to restore his disfigured daughter’s face at any cost, and it was shot by director Georges Franju, a co-founder of Cinémathèque Française. These, as well as the section’s other titles, will be screened at Art Film Fest using new 35 mm prints.