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Elio Petri, A Quiet Place in the Country, 1968

Elio Petri: A Quiet Place in the Country + Intro

11 Sep 2014

The introduction before the screening will feature Pasquale Iannone.

Petri’s erotic, intellectual horror film, winner of a Special Jury Prize at Berlin in 1969, offers a harrowing, hallucinatory account of an artist’s descent into madness.

Franco Nero stars as a successful abstract painter who heads out for a peaceful rural idyll with his mistress-turned-manager (Vanessa Redgrave) only to become unhinged by his growing obsession with the ghost of a murdered woman (Gabriella Grimaldi) that haunts their holiday villa. The film’s striking canvases are by the American artist Jim Dine and the original score is from maestro by Ennio Morricone.

Pasquale Iannone is a film academic and critic based in Edinburgh. He is a regular contributor to Sight & Sound as well as various BBC Radio programmes. His film curation work includes seasons at BFI Southbank, Glasgow Film Theatre and Edinburgh’s Filmhouse.

A Quiet Place in the Country (Un tranquillo posto in campagna), dir. Elio Petri, Italy 1968, 106 mins, Italian with English subtitles

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