Spirits of the Dead is based on three supernatural short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, each interpreted by a major director. In Vadim's Metzengerstein, a medieval countess (Jane Fonda) lusts after her cousin (Peter Fonda). In Fellini's Toby Dammit, a drunken and disheveled movie star (Terrence Stamp) runs into trouble in Rome. Malle's William Wilson features Alain Delon as an S&M-practicing Austrian student, with Brigitte Bardot among his victims. Toby Dammit was restored by CS-Cineteca Nazionale with supervision of Giuseppe Rotunno.
Spirits of the Dead
Thursday, June 28, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, and Roger Vadim, 1968, 121 min., 35mm and video
In English, French, and Italian with English subtitles.
Image: Federico Fellini, Spirits of the Dead (still), 1968; courtesy PhotoFest