The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears

Strange Tears

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Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani | Belgium 2013, 102 minutes.

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


(L’étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps)

The second of the husband-and-wife directing team’s features to pay tribute to the Italian horror genre of giallo, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears chronicles a man’s search for his wife after he returns home to find her missing. 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 of cinephilia, this movie is less interested in its plot than the hyper-stylised pastiche of borrowed styles through which it is told. Accompanied by a supercut of scores lifted from the films of Italian slasher masters Sergio Martino, Mario Bava and Dario Argento, The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears will swallow its audience in a rush of delirium.


Australian Premiere
Director, Screenplay: Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani
Producer: Francois Cognard and Eve Commenge
Language: French, Danish and Flemish w/ English Subtitles, DCP
Distribution: BAC Films
Unrated 18 +

The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears received the award for Best Cinematography at the 5th Magritte Awards, Belgium, February 2015.

Screening: Saturday 25th July @ 9:30pm

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