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Les lèvres rouges

Harry Kümel Belgium, 1971

Karthik's rating of the film Daughters of Darkness

Badly acted (except of course for the incomparable Seyrig) with ludicrous tonal shifts & an entirely dispensable subplot (the "detective" figure), BUT the whole so diffusely mistily potent that it leaves one with a sadness one cannot quite name. This has got to be one of my favorite discoveries of the past year: to find such unexpected pleasure in a genre (arty lesbian bloodsucker moodpieces) that I don't care for!