#31DH: October 31, 2015 – Eyes Without a Face

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Synopsis: A brilliant surgeon, Dr. Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved

Impressions:  Such a shockingly beautiful film.  It was hard for me to appreciate the beauty and the horror that lies within.  If you ever question can art house and horror coexist, this movie will give you a definitive answer.

Social Message:  The mask that we wear are burdensome and troubling.  Eyes, is a film about trying to wear a mask to be presentable to others.  As the dr. tries to find a face for his daughter, whose face was severely disfigured, his daughter continues to do whatever it takes to wear the mask,  Why?  We like our maks because we can hide our true selves to others, trying to fit in others images or creating an illusion to be you but not be you, we end up feeling uncomfortable.  But we also feel uncomfortable being our true selves.  This is the paradoxical struggle we deal with for the rest of our lives until we succumb to the mask(s) we wear or we begin to feel comfortable in our own skin.

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