Previously at the ICA - Films
7 Jan 2011 – 30 Jan 2011
★★★★ Time Out
Bold, striking and seductive, this image-led, dialogue-light instant masterpiece appropriates the visual and aural cues of classic 'gialli' (Italian murder-mysteries often infused with sexual obsession and psychedelic effects) to create a unique work of art that’s both dazzling thriller and detailed meditation on an entire genre. Fans of such directors as Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino and Tinto Brass will instantly recognise their influence and enjoy the new twists the Belgian-based co-directors Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani apply to the material; newcomers to this world will be instantly won over, and could do worse than explore further with our screenings of Dario Argento’s classics Deep Red and Tenebrae this month.
There is also a seperate special double bill of Amer and Tenebrae followed by a Q&A with the directors.
Released by Anchor Bay.
Dirs Helene Cattet/Bruno Forzani, France/Belgium 2009, 90 mins, cert 18