She’s So Giallo | London’s Barbican to showcase the Women of 1970s Italian Thrillers

She's So Giallo

From 7th-28th June at the Barbican Centre in London, Cigarette Burns is celebrating the women of 1970s Italian thrillers with four classic and under-screened examples of the giallo genre, presented on rare 16mm and 35mm prints.

195824fliesleadeventFirst up will be Dario Argento’s third feature, 1971’s Four Flies on Grey Velvet starring Mimsy Farmer as the partner of a musician who’s being harassed by an unknown murderer. Featuring a knock-out Morricone score, the screening (on 7 June at 8.30pm) will be introduced by Argento biographer, Alan Jones.


19583oneontopleadeventOn 14 June, comes Lucio Fulci’s little-seen 1969 giallo debut, One On Top of the Other (aka Perversion Story) starring Marisa Mell as a stripper who causes a doctor to question his sanity. Set to a funky Riz Ortolani groove, the film will be introduced by Fulci biographer Stephen Thrower.


19584frightenedwomanleadeventOn 22 June, Virginie Sélavy, editor of Electric Sheep magazine, will introduce Piero Schivazappa’s 1969 thriller The Frightened Woman starring Dagmar Lassander as a journalist who becomes the victim of a doctor’s his unpleasant and degrading games.



19585coloursofthedarkeventAnd the season concludes on 29 June with Sergio Martino’s psychedelic giallo masterpiece All the Colors of the Dark starring genre favourite Edwige Fenech as a woman who falls prey to a satanic cult in Swinging London.


About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on June 3, 2016, in Cult classic, Cult Film News, Giallo, Must See, Thriller and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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