Saturday, 14 March 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 89: Mon Mar 30

Suspiria (Argento, 1977): Curzon Bloomsbury, 9pm


The Renoir is reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury and they have programmed an auteur festival. Here are the full details of this excellent season.

Time Out review:
From his stylish, atmosphere-laden opening - young American ballet student arriving in Europe during a storm - Argento relentlessly assaults his audience: his own rock score (all dissonance and heavy-breathing) blasts out in stereo, while Jessica Harper gets threatened by location, cast, weather and camera. Thunderstorms and extraordinarily grotesque murders pile up as Argento happily abandons plot mechanics to provide a bravura display of his technical skill. With his sharp eye for the bizarre and for vulgar over-decoration, it's always fascinating to watch; the thrills and spills are so classy and fast that the movie becomes in effect what horror movies seemed like when you were too young to get in to see them. Don't think, just panic.Steve Meek
Here (and above) is the trailer.

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