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The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears

3

One for giallo fans

If you think Belgian cinema is all social-realist grit à la the Dardennes, get a load of Hélene Cattet and Bruno Forzani. Like their 2009 debut Amer, The Strange Colour Of Your Body’s Tears is a super-sensual psychosexual love letter to Italian giallo, its fetishised images pulsing blood and saturated colours while its puzzlebox narrative (‘a man returns home to find his wife missing’ doesn’t begin to cover it) is a nightmare in a damaged brain.

It’s corkscrews in the eyes and ears of the uninitiated, but fans of Bava and Argento will swoon.

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