I LOST MY BODY
J’AI PERDU MON CORPS
2019, Netflix, 81 min, France, Dir: Jérémy Clapin

Romance, mystery and adventure intertwine as a young man falls in love and a severed hand scours Paris for its owner in Jérémy Clapin’s mesmerizing feature debut. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Winner of the Nespresso Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. “It’s one of the most original and creative animated features I’ve ever seen: macabre, of course - how could it be otherwise, given the premise? - but remarkably captivating and unexpectedly poetic in the process.” – Peter Debruge, Variety.


JABBERWOCKY
1977, Rainbow Releasing, 105 min, UK, Dir: Terry Gilliam

Michael Palin stars in this fractured fairy tale as Dennis Cooper, a woodworker, who, following the death of his father, must face a series of challenges, which include nothing less than slaying the dreaded eponymous dragon. Gilliam’s outrageous first solo feature incorporates his unique brand of medieval madness, adapted from Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem.


THREE CASES OF MURDER
1955, 99 min, UK/USA, Dir: David Eady, George More O'Ferrall, Wendy Toye

This rare U.K. horror anthology is made up of three harrowing stories sure to keep you up at night. The first segment, directed by Wendy Toye, one of Britain’s first female directors, involves a mysterious Mr. X (Alan Badel), who is eternally trapped inside a painting in a museum. John Gregson, Emrys Jones and Elizabeth Sellars star as a tragic love triangle in the second episode, aptly titled “You Killed Elizabeth.” The final segment, long thought to have been directed by an uncredited Orson Welles, features Welles as Lord Mountdrago, a despicable politician who finds himself cursed with rather sinister dreams. All three tales culminate in a supremely creepy vision of murder that blends the real with the supernatural.


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