This screening, part of the BFI Gothic season, will be preceded by director Dario Argento in conversation. The film is also shown on November 17th. Details here.
BFI introduction: Eschewing monochrome shadows in favour of garish colour, Argento’s phantasmagoric journey into the occult is a case of Gothic at its most vibrant. Aspiring ballerina Suzy Banyon enrols at a prestigious European dance academy, only to uncover the terrifying mysteries kept hidden by its faculty. Co-written with actress Daria Nicolodi, the plot follows a disorienting dream logic that is perfectly complemented by a hyper-real visual style, blending operatic violence with a fairy-tale twist. – Michael Blyth
Here (and above) is the trailer.