Spaghetti Western, ’70s Euro-pulp and delirious psychedelia collide in this stylised genre mashup about a gang of bandits locked in a wild, day-long shootout with cops in a Mediterranean hamlet.
In this frenetic homage to cinema’s seedier retro fringes, a band of thieves make off with a truckload of stolen gold and find themselves in an all-out firefight at the home of a bohemian artist who lives among ruins.
Genre connoisseurs Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani eschew their previous giallo love-ins for a potent mix of widescreen Spaghetti Western, pulpy, double-crossing Euro crime thrillers and even a touch of psychedelia for its extra, off-the-wall moments. The result is an exhilarating assault on the senses, lensed in glorious 16mm, starring Elina Lowensöhn (Hal Hartley’s Amateur) and with plenty of Ennio Morricone cues for maximum throwback effect.
“Stylish swagger goes full-tilt boogie in Let the Corpses Tan, the latest delirious exercise in lovingly retro pastiche from Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Let The Corpses Tan screens on Friday 3rd of August at 6:30 pm and Thursday 16th of August at 9 pm as part of The Melbourne International Film Festival
Friday 3 August 2018 at 6:30 PM
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