An eroticized homage to 1970s Italian giallo horror films… Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s pastiche tour-de-force plays out a delirious, enigmatic, almost wordless death-dance of fear and desire. Its three movements, each in a different style, correspond to the childhood, adolescence, and adulthood of its female protagonist. Drawing its stylized, hyperbolic gestures from the playbooks of Bava, Leone, Argento and De Palma and taking them into a realm of near-abstraction. Amer has genre in the blood. Its bold widescreen composition, super-focused sound and emphatic music (lifted from original giallo soundtracks), and razor-sharp cuts make for an outrageous and intoxicating cinematic head-trip. Featuring music from composers Stelvio Cipriani, Bruno Nicolai and the legendary Ennio Morricone.
SPECIAL FEATURES: THE FIRST FIVE FILMS BY HELENE CATTET & BRUNO FORZANI (WITH INTRODUCTORY NOTES FROM THE FILMMAKERS) • CATHARSIS (2001) • CHAMBRE JAUNE (2002) • LA FIN DE NOTRE AMOUR(2003) • L’ETRANGE PORTRAIT DE LE DAME EN JAUNE (2004) • SANTOS PALACE (2006) TWO THEATRICAL TRAILERS ONE THEATRICAL TEASER