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'Amer' Brings Back an Old School Giallo Vibe


The black-gloved killer is back! I hadn't really heard much about the French horror flick Amer until today, but after seeing the teaser trailer and poster, I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more. Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani's Amer offers up a distinctly old school giallo vibe that they seem to have captured perfectly. If titles like Blood and Black Lace, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Tenebre and What Have You Done to Solange? make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, then this one is for you.

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Desire has always been linked to one's look. And cinema too. Luis Buñuel knew that very well when he filmed the short of a razor over an eye with a detail shot. Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani recover this image in an experimental film with immaculate style. Someone watches a girl through a keyhole. The wind lightly lifts a woman's skirt as a group of men look on. The fantasy of a dress tearing. Composed of fragments -of eyes, lights, shadows, gestures-- and without dialogues, Amer delves into the life of Ana, always halfway between the real and the imaginary. A film of sensations, always shot skin-deep.