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.
Out in cinemas is a favourite from this year’s Film4 FrightFest, Leigh Janiak’s Honeymoon, as well as 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.
We also continue our festival coverage with reviews of The Editor, The Tribe and Crime Wave from TIFF, The Canal, Starry Eyes and Alleluia from Film4 FrightFest and It Follows, Wetlands and The Death King from the Etrange Festival. And our latest Dominion of Canada looks at two films about sports and politics at this year’s TIFF.
In home entertainment, we look at the Mo Brothers’ Killers, Juan Carlos Medina’s Painless, Takashi Miike’s Lesson of Evil and Stephen Chiodo’s 80s cult hits 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 recently opened Niki de Saint Phalle retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris, we talk to Peter Whitehead about Daddy. Plus author Lauren Owen picks her filmic alter ego, while Portland-based trio Blouse tell us about their 10 favourite films.■