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Let the Corpses Tan

Let the Corpses Tan, "Laissez bronzer les cadavres"

Synopsis

Director

The Mediterranean, summer: azure sea, sun beating down… and 250 kilos of gold stolen by Rhino and his gang who’ve found the ideal hideout in a deserted village, cordoned off from its surroundings by an artist suffering creative block. But when two cops turn up unexpectedly, this little paradise, formerly the site of orgies and wild happenings, will turn into a hallucinatory, brutal battlefield.

„Pivoting from the giallo-inspired imagery that enveloped their previous films, Cattet and Forzani trade in their razor blade–laden gloves for the bullets and biker jackets that characterize the pulpy Italian poliziotteschi crime films of the ’60s and ’70s. Still persistent of course is the filmmakers’ signature penchant for the haptic fetishization of the human body, here most sensorially depicted whenever the film allegorizes the dire straits of its characters via a silhouetted cast of „Fates“ pantomiming all manner of delirious depravity to an Ennio Morricone tune.“ – Peter Kuplowsky, Toronto Film Festival

Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani

Hélène Cattet (b. 1976) and Bruno Forzani (b. 1976) first met in Brussels in 2000 and started co-writing and co-directing short films such as „Chambre jaune“ (2002) and „Santos Palace“ (2006). In 2009 they directed their first feature „Amer“, which won numerous prizes including the Diploma Película Discovery in the New Visions section at Sitges, Catalonia. Shortly after they participated in the „ABCs of Death“ (2012) anthology, which united 26 emerging directors of the international fantastic film scene. Their second feature „The Strange Colour of you Body’s Tears“ (2013) won also several prizes and screened at PÖFF. „Let the Corpses Tan“ is their third full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • Amer (2009)
  • L’étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps (Sinu kehapisarate veider värv, PÖFF 2013)
  •  Laissez bronzer les cadavres (Let the Corpses Tan, 2017)

Schedule

17.11.2017
22:00 - 23:32
Tallinn, 
Kosmos IMAX
Hall IMAX
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 011502
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19.11.2017
21:30 - 23:02
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 031703
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20.11.2017
21:45 - 23:17
Tartu, 
Athena keskus
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 042003
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Programme

Midnight Shivers

Film info

Countries: Belgium, France
Year: 2017
Duration: 92 minutes
Language: French
Directors: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
Producer: Eve Commenge
Writers: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
DOP: Manu Dacosse
Montage: Bernard Beets
Cast: Elina Löwensohn, Stéphane Ferrara, Bernie Bonvoisin, Michelangelo Marchese, Marc Barbé
Productions: Anonymes Films, Tobina Film
Festivals: Locarno, Toronto, London

Synopsis

Director

The Mediterranean, summer: azure sea, sun beating down… and 250 kilos of gold stolen by Rhino and his gang who’ve found the ideal hideout in a deserted village, cordoned off from its surroundings by an artist suffering creative block. But when two cops turn up unexpectedly, this little paradise, formerly the site of orgies and wild happenings, will turn into a hallucinatory, brutal battlefield.

„Pivoting from the giallo-inspired imagery that enveloped their previous films, Cattet and Forzani trade in their razor blade–laden gloves for the bullets and biker jackets that characterize the pulpy Italian poliziotteschi crime films of the ’60s and ’70s. Still persistent of course is the filmmakers’ signature penchant for the haptic fetishization of the human body, here most sensorially depicted whenever the film allegorizes the dire straits of its characters via a silhouetted cast of „Fates“ pantomiming all manner of delirious depravity to an Ennio Morricone tune.“ – Peter Kuplowsky, Toronto Film Festival

Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani

Hélène Cattet (b. 1976) and Bruno Forzani (b. 1976) first met in Brussels in 2000 and started co-writing and co-directing short films such as „Chambre jaune“ (2002) and „Santos Palace“ (2006). In 2009 they directed their first feature „Amer“, which won numerous prizes including the Diploma Película Discovery in the New Visions section at Sitges, Catalonia. Shortly after they participated in the „ABCs of Death“ (2012) anthology, which united 26 emerging directors of the international fantastic film scene. Their second feature „The Strange Colour of you Body’s Tears“ (2013) won also several prizes and screened at PÖFF. „Let the Corpses Tan“ is their third full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • Amer (2009)
  • L’étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps (Sinu kehapisarate veider värv, PÖFF 2013)
  •  Laissez bronzer les cadavres (Let the Corpses Tan, 2017)