Capital Celluloid 2020 — Day 93: Wed Oct 14

 Bad Tales (Fabio and Damiano D'Innoncenzo, 2020): BFI Player, 8.45pm

64th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (7th - 18th October 2020) DAY 8

Every day (from October 7th to October 18th) I will be selecting the best London Film Festival each day that you can catch on the BFI Player service. Here is the LFF's main website for the general information you need.

Review: Like a twisted gothic fairy tale, the D’Innocenzo brothers’ impressive second feature unfolds with the haunting atmosphere of dream that gradually transforms into a waking nightmare. A group of families, connected in various ways, live their lives in the suburbs of Rome in not so quiet desperation. Through a series of vicious vignettes we see parents committing casual acts of cruelty on their children who, in turn, also wreak havoc. Beautifully realised, with a standout performance from the wonderful Elio Germano, playing an unstable, unemployed father, Bad Tales builds to a memorable denouement. Savage and certainly more bitter than sweet, this blackly comic satire is the reward for the ambition and originality of its filmmakers’ vision. Adrian Wootton

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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