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The Unknown Man OF Shandigor (L’inconnu de Shandigor)
December 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In this marvelously surreal 60s Euro oddity – part Dr. Strangelove, part Alphaville – the unforgettable Emilfork (The City of Lost Children) stars as crazed scientist Herbert Von Krantz, who’s invented a device to sterilize all nuclear weapons called “The Annulator.” A mad herd of rival spies are desperate to get their hands on the device, including legendary French singer Gainsbourg as the leader of a sect of bald, turtleneck-wearing assassins. Director Roy’s exotic camera obscura of Cold War paranoia, filmed in arresting black and white, also includes Gainsbourg performing his deranged jazz-lounge song, “Bye Bye Mr. Spy.” Hard to see after its 1967 Cannes debut and never released in the U.S., L’inconnu de Shandigor will be screened in a new 4K restoration