CONTROVERSIAL FILM -
EROTIC DREAMS, EROTIC REALITY:
WHERE DOES ONE BEGIN, THE OTHER END?
Dreams are not merely shadows, but have their own important reality and significance, a truism found not only in Freud but in untold works of art, including certain motion pictures.
This is brought out vividly in the new controversial drama Succubus starring exotic French beauty Janine Reynaud, which begins an engagement atthe Theatre.
In Succubus Miss Reynaud portrays an intoxicating and sensuous performer in Lisbon's Snob Club. By coupling the elegant, but morbid atmosphere of the nightclub with the heroine's temperament of feverish sensuality and a constant craving for new adventures, psychologists indicate that such a woman would f i n a 11 y identify with the pantomomicorgiastic nature of her performance.
"I hope to become first lady of the horror sex film," said Janine with a wink, during an appearance at the Berlin Film Festival where the film was shown out of competition and where Janine was called the festival's "most exciting figure."
Succubus also s t a r s Jack Taylor, and features Howard Vernon and Michel Lemoine, with a jazz score by Friedrich Gulda.
Directed by Jess Franco, Succubus was produced by Pier A. Caminecci and Adrian Hoven. It is a release of Trans American Films.