Friday, March 28

FeaturesSpecial Events ArchiveBoston Underground Film Festival 2014

The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears

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New England Premiere!

2013, Belgium, 102 min.
Director Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani
Screenwriter Bruno Forzani & Hélène Cattet
Cast Klaus Tange, Ursula Bedena, Joe Koener

A man investigates his own murder. Time repeats itself, creating multiple versions of the same event. A cornucopia of sound and color fill the screen as the mysteries of a vanishing are unraveled.

Your vice is a locked room and only Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani have the key! Returning to the murky waters of giallo films after the beautiful excesses of Amer, the Belgian duo come together once more to meticulously and lovingly construct one of the densest and most rewarding mysteries of our time.

Dan Kristensen (Klaus Tenge) returns to his beautiful art-nouveau home from a business trip to find his door locked and his wife Edwige gone. Has she left him? Do his unusual neighbors have something to do with this? Is there something supernatural about the very walls meant to protect them all? The tropes are all in place but the results are different, shaking the genre to its core, wreaking havoc with all the clichés to which we’ve become accustomed.

Using the visual flair and vocabulary of the gialli, Cattet and Forzani construct an immediately striking tale which shimmers with violence; a stunning investigation in which nothing is as it seems, where the camera boldly explores the mysterious planes of body and space.

Coupled with a killer soundtrack including Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears assaults the senses like no other film can, with hypnotic sighs, squeaks of leather, flashes of blade, and tachycardiac timbre.

It’s a rollercoaster ride through an amalgamation of sound, image, and emotion. A harrowing synesthesic collision that’s one part beautiful homage, and one part otherworldly.

If Amer represented a cerebral experience then The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears is akin to a spiritual awakening; a giant question mark about the nature of identity in which the directors play with all the expectations of the audience, using little more than music and color. This is guaranteed to be one of the most unique cinematic experiences you will ever have.

— Evrim Ersoy



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  • Friday, March 28 at 9:45 PM

Tickets $10, $8 Brattle Members. Brattle passes not accepted for festival screenings.