European Horror

10 Great European Horror Films (2019)

10 Great European Horror Films first published by BFI, Nov 2019 Includes capsules of: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari; Vampyr; The White Reindeer; Eyes Without A Face; Who Can Kill A Child?; Possession; Cemetery Man; Let The Right One In; Amer; Berberian Sound Studio Europe was the birthplace not just of cinema, but also of…

Cattet

Fragments of Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani

Fragments of Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani first published by Senses of Cinema On 22 February 2018, Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s Let the Corpses Tan was screened at Ciné Lumière in London’s Institut Français Royaume-Uni, with the writer/directors in attendance. The following fragments have been reconstituted from both an interview conducted before the screening, and a Q&A after. On first…

FrightFest 2010 Diary: Discovery Programme

First published by Little White Lies   Since its tenth-anniversary move to Leicester Square’s Empire last year, FrightFest has  become two festivals in one. This year, there were the 25 features (as well as short film showcases, panel discussions, Q&As, quizzes, special previews, etc.) that made up the Main Programme in Empire 1 – but…

Interview: Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet

First published by FilmDivider Interviewer: Anton Bitel It is a strange irony that the closer a filmmaker cleaves to genre, the more likely she or he is to transcend it, creating a quintessence that approaches a total, pure cinema. So it is with Belgian couple Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet, whose dizzying 2009 feature debut…

Yellow

Yellow (2012)

Review of this extraordinary short neo-giallo first published on EyeforFilm. “I have sinned again… You cannot stop me. You need me. We need to see them suffer.” So says the heavy-breathing voice down the phone line to an ageing, bespectacled man (Stephen M Gilbert) who records the words on a small cassette player so he…