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<i>The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears</i>. 2013. Belgium/France/Luxembourg. Directed by Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
  • The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears

    2013. Belgium/France/Luxembourg. Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. 102 min.

Post-screening discussion with Bruno Forzani.

Friday, March 28, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears

    2013. Belgium/France/Luxembourg. Directed by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. Deepening and amplifying their super-fetishistic remix of Italian giallo and horror tropes in Amer (ND/NF 2010), Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani create a delirious and increasingly baroque pastiche of the trance film and cinéma fantastique and then push it to breaking point. Returning home from a business trip, Dan finds that his wife Edwige has disappeared. When the police are of no help, he begins to obsessively investigate the singular and increasingly surreal art deco apartment building where the couple reside, in search of any clues to her whereabouts. Soon traditional narrative dissolves into mise en abyme in this kaleidoscopic and vertiginous adventure in sound and image, sadism and eroticism, and the real and the imagined. The unwary may be shaken up by the Belgian duo’s overpowering and percussive stylistic shocks, but in this haunted-house movie, one thing’s for sure: the eyes have it. 102 min.

In the Film exhibition New Directors/New Films 2014

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