The wonderful thing about Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani’s THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS is that trailers just cannot necessarily spoil it. The film is so relentless in its fluid weirdness, so transfixing and often pretty upending even when you have the context of the rest of the movie in front of you, that every glimpse, brief or no, is merely just more enticing. Speaking of which…

THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS is gearing up to make its New York Premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA’s annual New Directors/New Films. If you’ve any interest and are in the area, this is the time to see it. It’s coming later this year from Strand Releasing, but it’s unlikely it will play a screen as good as either showing at the Walter Reade Theatre or MoMA. It’s such a sensory experience, you’ll want to take it in under the best possible circumstance.

The follow-up to AMER, STRANGE COLOUR sees Dan return to home to find that his wife Edwige has disappeared. When the police are of no help, he begins to obsessively investigate the singular and increasingly surreal art deco apartment building where the couple reside, in search of any clues to her whereabouts. Soon traditional narrative dissolves into mise en abyme in this kaleidoscopic and vertiginous adventure in sound and image, sadism and eroticism, and the real and the imagined. 

THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS plays ND/NF on March 28 and March 30, alongside other must see new genre like THE BABADOOK and A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT. For more, including ticket info, visit New Directors. You can see our review of the experimental neo-giallo here.

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