Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of homages to the giallo genre including Peter Strickland’s clever, slightly bizarre and altogether mesmerizing thriller Berberian Sound Studio, as well as Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy’s The Editor and the gorgeous, sometimes clever, and visceral Amer from directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. Now an Argentinian filmmaker is taking his stab at the genre with Francesca which will have its world premiere at Sitges in Spain at the beginning of October. If you know and love giallo you will love the first poster they’ve released to promote the film. Enjoy!
Synopsis: “It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned storyteller, poet and dramatist Vittorio Visconti, and the community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of “impure and damned souls”. Moretti and Succo, questioned by the ineffectiveness of the police force, are the detectives in charge of elucidating the mystery surrounding these “Dantesque” crimes. Francesca seems to have returned, but she is not the same girl who everyone knew…”