Mondo Culto | Offscreen
The beginning of a new academy year this October at film school RITCS means also the renewal of the series of cult classics in collaboration with Offscreen at Cinema RITCS: MONDO CULTO.
6 November 2018
2 October 2018
In 1980, two years after his death, Ed Wood was voted “worst director of all time”. This turned his low budget movies into cult items, including his science-fiction film “Plan 9 From Outer Space”. The biggest star of the film, Bela Lugosi, died two days after shooting began and was replaced by a lousy double. Criswell (a then famous psychic), Vampira and catcher Tor Johnson complete the cast.
2 May 2018
A surreal cult classic about three students (led by Malcolm McDowell, in a performance that anticipated his iconic role in “A Clockwork Orange”) who revolt against the suffocating atmosphere and social hierarchy in a typical English boarding school for boys. Their anger turns into a violent confrontation.
18 April 2018
7 February 2018
6 December 2017
8 November 2017
4 October 2017
3 May 2017
In this exhilaratingly tasteless fantasy, a man bids his petty life farewell. He turns his appartment into a cave, while all dialogue turns into a weird proto-language of unintelligible grunts and gibberish. A brutal, anarchic and comically absurd attack on the bourgeoisie and its norms and values.
19 April 2017
Italian horror maestro Dario Argento (“Suspiria”, “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage”, “Phenomena”) made his true giallo masterpiece with “Profondo Rosso”. David Hemmings is a jazz musician working in Rome and witness to a murder. “Profondo Rosso” is a psychedelic nightmare full of sadistic yet stylish set pieces.
1 March 2017
The counter-culture of the late sixties made “El Topo” into one of the first cult hits in the midnight screening circuit. Sergio Leone's “A Fistful of Dollars” meets “Freaks” in this surreal western. A gunslinger all dressed in black departs on a quest for spiritual enlightment.
1 February 2017
It's October 1988 and the end of the world is coming in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. At least, it will be according to Frank, a man-sized talking rabbit that can only be seen by brilliant but troubled teen Donnie Darko (a role by Jake Gyllenhaal).