Duo: Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani | Offscreen
With DUO, well-known personalities from Belgian cinema are invited by Cinematek to present two films, including one of their own. The film tandem Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani present their selections in December.
"Inferno" is from the same geometric arcana as "The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears". The film attracted our attention for its use of space: the house is alive, moving. An extension of the characters' subconscious... until it transforms into the primary protagonist. Dario Argento's Escher-like architectures, first introduced in his film "Suspiria", reaches its peak: Argento is a true alchemist, transforming his sets into bodies!
We were also influenced by the film's narrative structure: surrealist, full of associations, similar to dream logic. It touches the very subconscious of the spectator, producing sensations one cannot fully comprehend after just one viewing.
For us, "Inferno" marks the end of intellectual cinema and the beginning of a more instinctive and sensorial filmmaking approach. It opened the door to a new kind of film writing, one that was crucial to how we developed "The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears".
- Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani
Preceded by a conversation (in French) with the directors. The screening of "L'Étrange Couleur des Larmes de ton Corps" will be from a unique, brand new 35mm print.
A woman has disappeared. Her husband investigates the strange circumstances of her disappearance, but the further he delves into his research, the more his apartment becomes an all-encompassing abyss from which he cannot escape.
In New York, a young woman suspects her apartment building may be harboring an ancient evil, a trio of witches who control the world. Bright colors, puzzling symbols and a pounding soundtrack by Keith Emerson - a stylized and surreal nightmare from the Italian master of horror.