Sitges 2009: Death Has A Taste In The Teaser For AMER

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Sitges 2009: Death Has A Taste In The Teaser For AMER
Of all the films screening in the Sitges Festival - now up and running thought the lady-friend and I won't arrive and gear up coverage until later in the week - the one I am personally most looking forward to is Belgian neo-giallo Amer, the debut feature from Bruno Forzani and Helene Cattet.  We were won over on this one the instant we first glimpsed the brilliant poster art and now the directors have cut an exclusive pre-teaser for the picture, just for ScreenAnarchy readers.

Desire has always been linked to one's look. And cinema too. Luis Buñuel knew that very well when he filmed the short of a razor over an eye with a detail shot. Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani recover this image in an experimental film with immaculate style. Someone watches a girl through a keyhole. The wind lightly lifts a woman's skirt as a group of men look on. The fantasy of a dress tearing. Composed of fragments -of eyes, lights, shadows, gestures-- and without dialogues, Amer delves into the life of Ana, always halfway between the real and the imaginary. A film of sensations, always shot skin-deep.

Death has a taste.
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JBarrOctober 4, 2009 6:42 AM

Without a doubt the best film of the year, and probably the best film I've seen since Aronofsky's The Fountain. Go out of your way to catch a screening of this, you won't regret it!

Todd BrownOctober 4, 2009 3:11 PM

Lord knows I'm excited for it. It screens the day after I arrive in Sitges. How did you see it?

JBarrOctober 4, 2009 3:32 PM

We had the World premiere of it at Fantastisk Film Festival i Lund. It also won the Blade award at the festival, as our (the programmers) favorite film of the festival.

Agent WaxOctober 5, 2009 1:19 AM

That teeth scraping was painful... like fingernails on a blackboard...

On another note, it has been so, so long since I last saw nudity on a film poster...