In Lost In New York, two young girls discover a small wooden idol, possessing magical powers which enables them to travel through time and space. In this very personal film for Rollin, reality, and the world of cinema and literature become one, as the girls delve deep into the stories they only once dreamed of. In New York, that beautiful, yet mysteriously seductive dangerous place, they finally meet each other again after a dream like journey of self discovery. —Amazon.co.uk
Ever since his feature debut with the controversial Rape of the Vampire (1967), French horror auteur Jean Rollin has gained a loyal cult following for his stylishly gothic exercises in erotic horror.
Born into an artistically inclined family on November 3, 1938, in Neuilly-sur-Siene, France, Rollin’s father was an actor and theater director, inspiring both Rollin and his brother to pursue careers in show business. Editing recruitment films during World War II provided Rollin with an entry into film, with the future director finding subsequent work in an animation studio before stepping behind the camera. A scant few years after working as an assistant director in the early ‘60s, Rollin made his feature directorial debut with Rape of the Vampire. Greeted with outrage and violent protest upon release, the film nevertheless established Rollin’s continuing themes of eroticism and vampiric fetish while at the same time finding his visual style developing an atmosphere of otherworldly… read more
rollin uses a literary mcguffin to traverse the history of all cinema, creating a moody, hypnotic and transcendent universe all his own. clearly a referential and personal film, the foundation set with great aplomb; one would be hard pressed to find other cinema so singular and unique in scope. available on netflix.