To mark the nomination of Rome to Expo 2030 the Italian Cultural Institute in London has curated the series “Roman nights”, showcasing some of the best films shot in Rome. While most of the choices will belong to the Neorealismo – a movement in Italian cinema characterised by stories set among the poor and the working class, filmed on location and often with non-professional actors – Rome will also feature in all its glory in our choice of more recent cult and Oscars winning films.
Thursday 7 September 6.30pm
Tenebre by Dario Argento
Director: Dario Argento
Writer: Dario Argento
Cast: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, John Saxon
Drama/Horror/Mistery /1982/1h41’ /colour
In Italian with English subtitles
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Following Argento’s trademark visual style, Tenebre features a writer who arrives in Rome only to find somebody is using his novels as an inspiration (and, occasionally, a means) to committ murder. As the death toll mounts the police are increasingly baffled, and the writer becomes more closely linked to the case than is comfortable.
Introduction and post screening discussion with Nick Walker.
Nick Walker has worked in the film industry, wrote film articles for The Guardian, is a film lecturer, programmer and host of film salon events in London and Rochester. Nick has a Master’s Degree in Film Culture.