Citizens above Suspicion
Elio Petri, Peter Whitehead, Franco Nero
In September, Scalarama returns with, among many other events, an 'Odorama' screening of John Waters’s Polyester, and our own screening of psychedelic giallo All the Colours of the Dark on the 24th, in collaboration with Strange Attractor. Another highlight this month is the Elio Petri retrospective at the ICA, showcasing four of his films: Investigation, The 10th Victim, We Still Kill the Old Way and A Quiet Place in the Country, starring a young Franco Nero who we talked to at KVIFF in July.
Out in cinemas, we review David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man, Nordic thriller In Order of Disappearance and Fritz Lang’s M. Plus we speak to the director duo behind the Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth.
In home entertainment, we look at the Mo Brothers’ Killers, Juan Carlos Medina’s Painless, Takashi Miike’s Lesson of Evil and two 80s cult hits: Joe Dante’s The Burbs and Stephen Chiodo’s Killer Klowns from Outer Space. We also review two East European gems, Walerian Borowczyk's Immoral Tales and Karel Zeman’s A Jester's Tale, and we have a Comic Strip Review of Pater Sparrow's 1, based on Stanislaw Lem’s One Human Minute.
To coincide with the forthcoming Niki de Saint Phalle retrospective in Paris, we talk to Peter Whitehead about Daddy. Our latest Dominion of Canada looks at two films screening at this year’s TIFF and we also report from Film4 FrightFest and the fabulous Etrange Festival. The Quick author Lauren Owen picks her filmic alter ego, while Portland-based trio Blouse tell us about their 10 favourite films.■