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Amer (bitter)

Mon 21 March 2011 // 21:00
Tue 22 March 2011 // 21:00

(Mon 21st and Tues 22nd / 9pm / £5/4)

(Bruno Forzani & Helene Cattet / 2009 / Belgium / 90 minutes / cert 18 / subtitles when rarely required)

Amer is a true homage to Italian Giallo thrillers of the 1970s complete with all of the lurid colour, odd camera angles, tight close-ups, overwrought emotions and recycled scores that you could hope for. Like anything that has been given such attention to detail, it is a true genre film and worth a view.
The film focuses on three key sensual moments during Ana's childhood, puberty and adult life set against the oppressive backdrop of an imposing family home which characterises her sexual repression. A sense of unease slowly builds to an erotically charged and disquietening finale where the line between reality and fantasy becomes blurred... (naturally)