Tuesday, April 2, 2013

1930 - 2013: Jess Franco

Jess Franco has died. The body of work left behind is vast, complicated and wholly singular. Franco followed fearless and deeply personal cinematic dreams throughout the entirety of his long life. His death comes a little after a year of the passing of his long time partner and collaborator Lina Romay. Franco's mark on film is unbelievable. As time passes on, my love and admiration for his unique movies grow exponentially. Having made upwards of 200 films, there is still much to be uncovered, restored and rediscovered. An amazing life full of inspiration found within. Endless thanks to Jess Franco for sharing his astonishing art with the world.