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Lips of Blood

Lèvres de sang

directed by Jean Rollin
France, 1975
  • 88
  • French
  • English


A repressed young man is suddenly awakened by a long dormant memory of a beautiful woman he once met as a child. The woman—unaged—magically appears and beckons to him…

Our take

Jean Rollin is most remembered for his vampire films—horrific, erotic, fantastic—and this is a highlight of his blood-sucking heyday: a meditation on memory disguised as titillation, bringing the traditions of French surrealism into an era with few rules. One of Rollin’s favorites of his own films.