Sei donne per l'assassino (Blood and Black Lace) 1964 MA15+
1.00PM Sat 16 Sep 2017 (1hr 29mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
Blood and Black Lace will screen from a digital restoration. The previously advertised 35mm print has been deemed unfit for screening; we apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment.
Blood and Black Lace is a brilliantly lush and sumptuous prototypical giallo classic. With this film, Bava helped define an early model of not only giallo cinema but what would eventually become popularised as the 'slasher'. However, Blood and Black Lace is no mere textbook from which other filmmakers drew, it remains a fresh and compelling operatic thriller from one of the great masters of Italian horror.
A model employed by a lavish, but secretly corrupt, fashion house is brutally murdered on its grounds by a killer wearing a white mask and black coat. It becomes clear to those who work there that the murderer was trying to retrieve a diary the model kept that detailed all of the hushed-up scandals that took place behind its doors. While the police attempt to figure out who is perpetrating these crimes, the masked killer works their way through more and more models in their hunt for the diary.
Bava's painstaking craftsmanship shines through in his shaping of the visually stunning set pieces that litter the film. His forceful use of colour and exquisite framing bring the Hitchcockian mystery to life, making it one of the most visually extravagant films of the decade. Blood and Black Lace is a hugely influential giallo masterpiece that should not be missed.
35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 88 MINS, ITALY/FRANCE/WEST GERMANY/MONACO, ITALIAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: MARIO BAVA / SCRIPT: MARIO BAVA, ALBERTO BEVILACQUA, MARCELLO FONDATO / CINEMATOGRAPHER: UBALDO TERZANO, MARIO BAVA / EDITOR: MARIO SERANDREI / PRODUCTION CO: EMMEPI CINEMATOGRAFICA, LES PRODUCTIONS GEORGES DE BEAUREGARD, MONACHIA FILM / PRINT SOURCE: HARRY GUERRO / RIGHTS: COMPASS FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM
MA15+ | Horror violence