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Deep Red(Profondo rosso)

  • Dir: Dario Argento

  • Italy, 1975, Italian, 130mins, DCP

  • Cast: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Macha Méril, Gabriele Lavia, Clara Calamai

After witnessing the murder of his neighbour, jazz pianist Marcus becomes caught up in the killer’s twisted game of cat-and-mouse. Before turning into a victim, he must trace the clues to expose the murderer. Made during the height of the giallo craze in Italy before Suspiria , Deep Red exemplifies the gripping horror contrived by the genre’s typical elements – the obsessive hero, the methodical murderer, sex-ploitation and a surprising comic touch. Presenting a compelling narrative in striking visual compositions and a music score by Goblin, Argento elevates the genre to the peak of popularity and draws his cult followers – among them Quentin Tarantino, who “was rattled to the bone” as a teenager.

SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia: Best Director

25/9 (Sat): Film talk with Mimi Wong

Screening:

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