Friday, 15 August 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 253: Thu Sep 11

A Quiet Place in the Country (Petri, 1968): ICA Cinema, 6.30pm

This screening is part of a short season at the ICA dedicated to the brilliant Italian director Elio Petri. Full details here.

Here is the ICA introduction: Petri’s erotic, intellectual horror film, winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 1969, offers a harrowing, hallucinatory account of an artist’s descent into madness. Franco Nero stars as a successful abstract painter who heads out for a peaceful rural idyll with his mistress-turned-manager (Vanessa Redgrave) only to become unhinged by his growing obsession with the ghost of a murdered woman (Gabriella Grimaldi) that haunts their holiday villa. The film’s striking canvases are by the American artist Jim Dine and the original score is from maestro Ennio Morricone.

The Q&A after the screening will feature Pasquale Iannone.

Pasquale Iannone is a film academic and critic based in Edinburgh. He is a regular contributor to Sight & Sound as well as various BBC Radio programmes. His film curation work includes seasons at BFI Southbank, Glasgow Film Theatre and Edinburgh’s Filmhouse.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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