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Giallo/Meta Giallo

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Breaking news: Giallo is very much alive and this double bill is here to prove it. Italian maestro Dario Argento is inarguably the most influential figure of this cult film genre that peaked during the 60s and 70s and is now lauded for its sleazy pleasures. Young Belgian duo Hélène Cattet and Burno Foranzi revisit the genre several decades later, and pay homage to its stylish grandeur with both irony and reverence. Brace yourself, you’re in for a chilling, bloody, double treat.

Deep Red

Dario Argento Italy, 1975

This is giallo master Dario Argento (Suspiria) in his prime: a lurid but unspeakably beautiful and eerie thriller steeped in unsettling architecture, ominous camera prowling, and David Hemmings’s baffled investigation, and all set to Goblin’s unforgettable score. Brace yourself!

The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears

Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani Belgium, 2013

Giallo, the yellow-backed pulp thrillers of Italy, were transformed in the 1960s and 70s into a film genre now lauded for its sleazy pleasures. This week our double feature starts with a re-boot of the giallo for modern times, Belgian duo Hélène Cattet and Burno Foranzi’s lush, arty, bloody homage.

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