Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani | France, Belgium & Luxembourg 2013, 102 minutes | 12:30pm, 22 July
This new film comes on like a firehose of ironic style, paintbox flourishes and silvered reflections, Art Nouveau designs, and stop-motion still montages.
– Michael Atkinson, Film Comment
The second of the Cattet & Forzani’s features to pay tribute to gialli, The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears chronicles a man’s search for his missing wife. Within the Art Nouveau building in which this mystery deepens, Dan Kristensen (Klaus Tange) falls into a dizzying psychosis, lured by his neighbours’ stories and the footprints of an elusive assailant.
A dazzling work, this movie is less interested in its plot than in extending and inverting the hyper-stylisation of the gialli, turning Dan’s exploration of his apartment complex into a vertiginous study of his own mind. Accompanied by a supercut of scores lifted from the films of Italian slasher masters, The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears will swallow its audience in a rush of delirium.
With directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani in attendance.
French, Danish and Flemish with English subtitles
Courtesy of BAC
Unrated 18 +