French master of suspense Henri-Georges Clouzot is the subject of a comprehensive retrospective at the 57th Edinburgh International Film Festival (August 13-24).

Running in conjunction with the National Film Theatre in London, the retrospective salutes a director whose body of work is among the most influential in European cinema.

Dogged by ill-health, Clouzot only completed ten features but his films include such classics as Le Corbeau (1943), The Wages Of Fear (La Salaire De La Peur) (1953) with Yves Montand and Les Diaboliques (1955) with Simone Signoret.

He died in 1977 but Hollywood interest in his work has remained constant. William Friedkin remade The Wages Of Fear as Sorcerer (1977) with Roy Scheider and Sharon Stone and Isabelle Adjani co-starred in Diabolique a disastrous 1996 remake of Les Diaboliques.

Edinburgh is expected to start announcing programme details in the next week and the full line-up is revealed on July 9.