Leonardo Ferri, is one of the top young avante garde painters in Milan, Italy…and he’s quickly going crazy there; he hasn’t completed a painting in two months. Threatened by his agent/lover Flavia, who’s insistent on keeping the touchy, mercurial artist productive, Leonardo leaves Milan.
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Early art-house/avant-garde, gothic-horror with some of the most pathological uses of style that I have ever seen. With frantic camerawork and loud audio at times, then quiet and subtle atmosphere other times, it gets you into the headspace of Nero's artist character's mood swings, also challenging notions of narrative and perception in cinema, akin to Antonioni. An under-seen, psychological head-trip classic.
Un po' Henry James, un po' Shining prima che esistesse, tanta bellezza. Morricone, Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Petri. Ancora non si spiega del tutto come siamo piombati nella notte più nera dopo tutto questo.