The Amazing “STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS” Begins Theatrical Release Tomorrow

THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS is unreal. Undoubtedly one of the best horror films this year, Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani’s second full-length experimental giallo is a forceful, unrelenting work. It is so hypersensitive to touch, color, sound, sex and violence that the tiniest hint of such sends the entire film into psychotropic overload.  It is visually, sonically resplendent and thus deserving of your attention on as big a screen as possible.

Beginning Friday, August 29th, Strand Releasing rolls out THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS theatrically (initial dates are found above). Be you a fan of the duo’s shorts or their first feature, the similarly fetishistic and mad AMER, or simply curious by the images on hand, I wholeheartedly recommend and implore you to get out and see it.

In the film, a gentleman named Dan returns home to find his wife is missing. With no signs of struggle or break-in and with no help from the police, Dan explores the halls and inhabitants of his Art Nouveau-designed apartment building, uncovering more and more about the hidden passages and hidden lives within. His is a psychosexual, violent, exhilarating journey.

Ostensibly, THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS has a more linear plot than the experimental anthology AMER. But the surreal, fetishistic gialli stylings of the filmmakers are pushed even further here. The two are uncompromising and ferocious in pursuit of a kaleidoscopic altered state. You’ll likely feel weird supreme upon STRANGE COLOR’s end, and whether you ultimately enjoy, few films each year have the power to transform your physical sense.

I love this film. I hope you do, as well. See our review from acclaimed writer Kier-La Janisse here, and our brief, early Q&A with Cattet & Forzani about the film here. And go see it!

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