The Inferno Unseen
With live music by Rollo Smallcombe. Screening followed by a reception.
Presented in partnership with Lobster Films and MUBI
Edited by Rollo Smallcombe and Marketa Uhlirova. 2017, 68 mins. DCP. Henri-George Clouzot’s The Inferno, starring Romy Schneider, is one of the most tantalizing uncompleted projects in film history. The Inferno Unseen is a newly edited assemblage of rushes filmed in 1964. With his cinematographers Andréas Winding, Armand Thirard, and Claude Renior, Clouzot staged seemingly endless kinetic and optical experiments focusing primarily on Schneider performing simple, seductive actions in carefully composed mises-en-scène. Departing from Serge Bromberg’s critically acclaimed documentary about the making of Clouzot’s film (2009), The Inferno Unseen focuses solely on Clouzot’s intoxicating visions, allowing them to build their own momentum as they unfurl in all their glory. Rollo Smallcombe is a London-based music producer, composer and filmmaker. His sonic inspirations range from the early experiments of Musique Concrete through to modern video-game, film, and horror scores.