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A man sits on a horse in a circle of fire while a boy outside the circle looks on.
The Inner Scar

Film

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

The Inner Scar (La cicatrice intérieure)

Unclassified 18+

Melbourne Cinematheque

28 Oct

One of Philippe Garrel’s most celebrated films of the 1970s marks his first on-screen collaboration with German singer Nico (who also performs songs from her masterpiece album, Desertshore).

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  • The film’s plot is open to interpretation, with Garrel himself playing a silent shepherd (or is he the devil?), Nico a distressed poetess and Pierre Clémenti a naked horseman. The Inner Scar is a film in possession of an unequalled mythical beauty, shot in 35mm in Death Valley, Egypt, Italy and Iceland.