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QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY, A

France / Italy, 1968 (MIFF 2013, Shining Violence: Italian Giallo)

Director: Elio Petri

A psychedelic, psychological horror brimming over with swinging 60s style – and just a little nymphomania, necrophilia and fetishism.

After suffering a mental breakdown, painter Leonardo (Franco Nero) moves to the country to find inspiration. He discovers the house he is staying in is haunted by a beautiful apparition, and one that is not taking kindly to the presence of Leonardo's fiancée Flavia (Vanessa Redgrave).

Legendary director Elio Petri (Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion) joins with writer Luciano Vincenzoni (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) and composer Ennio Morricone for a one-of-a-kind film that delves into the depths of hallucinatory avant-garde eroticism so prevalent in the late 1960s. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 1969 Berlin Film Festival, A Quiet Place in the Country is a striking, disturbing experience you will not soon forget.

"In his distinctly original way, Petri has slipped us a dazzling, hypnotic knockout." – New York Times

D Elio Petri P Alberto Grimaldi S Elio Petri, Tonino Guerra, Luciano Vincenzoni WS Park Circus TD 35mm/1968

Read an extended Senses of Cinema dossier on A Quiet Place in the Country here.

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