The Iron Rose

Two lovers have a tryst in a vacant tomb, only to find themselves trapped within the graves and crypts of the massive cemetery. One of cult director Jean Rollin’s most... Read more

The Iron Rose

Directed by Jean Rollin

Year: 1973
Running Time: 80
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Country: France
Language: French with optional English subtitles or English dubbed
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The Iron Rose

Cast
Natalie Perrey
Hugues Quester
Françoise Pascal

Crew
Cinematographer Jean-Jacques Renon (Director of Photography)
Writer Jean Rollin
Composed by Pierre Raph (Music)
Produced by Sam Selsky
Directed by Jean Rollin


THE IRON ROSE is a haunting experience - a macabre tone poem about youth and age, love and nihilism, nostalgia and superstition, and, above all, life and death. Francoise Pascal (There's a Girl in My Soup) and Hugues Quester (Three Colors: Blue) go on a metaphysical, Orpheus-like journey inside an ancient, all-but-abandoned graveyard but, as night falls, they cannot find their way out. As Quester's nihilism crumbles to impatience and terror, Pascal transfers her disappointed passion for him to the cemetery itself and becomes jubilantly (and dangerously) attuned to its dead. Pascal gives a remarkably intuitive performance, at times so spontaneous in spirit, one cannot imagine how parts of it were ever scripted.

The cemetery itself is analogous to Rollin's love for all things antiquarian, including the old train station and the nearly moribund city of Amiens. If Orson Welles was correct when he estimated that a film could only be considered good to the extent it represented the artist who made it, THE IRON ROSE is Jean Rollin's first authentic masterpiece.

(excerpt of the essay by Tim Lucas)

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A haunting experience...Jean Rollin's first authentic masterpiece." - Tim Lucas, Editor of VIDEO WATCHDOG

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