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The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears (Hélène Cattet/Bruno Forzani, 2013)

April 11, 2014

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Before even watching a frame of the work in question, genre-savvy film enthusiasts will likely gather from its title that The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears is a tribute to giallo cinema, a form of Italian thriller fuelled with fantastical horror and eroticism that was host to striking film names such as Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972). Giallo is very much the defining motif of directing duo Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s work to date, their lone prior feature film being the fairly widely praised Amer (2009). Elsewhere, their rather abstract “O is for Orgasm” short, part of horror anthology The ABCs of Death (2012), borrowed the bold colour palettes of Dario Argento’s prime for a sensory overload heavy on the eroticism…

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