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    Amer

    Directed by

    Belgium, France

    2009

    90 min

    • French

    Horror

    Three key moments, all of them sensual, define Ana's life. Her carnal search sways between reality and colored fantasies becoming more and more oppressive. A black laced hand prevents her from screaming. The wind lifts her dress and caresses her thighs. A razor blade brushes her skin, where will this chaotic and carnivorous journey leave her?

    Awards

    • New Talent Grand Pix Award - CPH:PIX
    • Prix Runner Up - SXSW
    • Discovery Motion Picture Award - Sitges IFFF
    • People's Choice Award - FNC

    Credits

    Cast
    Cassandra Forêt
    Charlotte Eugène Guibeaud
    Marie Bos
    Screenplay
    Hélène Cattet
    Bruno Forzani
    Cinematography
    Manuel Dacosse
    Editing
    Bernard Beets
    Production
    ANONYMES FILMS
    Production
    TOBINA FILM
    Sales
    BAC FILMS
    Hélène Cattet

    Hélène Cattet

    France

    We had two different backgrounds and giallo was the cinema which permitted us to do movies together because it unifies two kinds of cinema: entertainment and experimental.

    Laissez bronzer les cadavres is like L’étrange couleur: no psychology, all action. In that sense, it is important that the novel was written in 1970. There are always waves of progress and regression in what people find acceptable, so maybe audiences or producers simply are no longer accustomed to this approach.

    Hélène CATTET (1976, France) met her husband Bruno Forzani in 1997 in Bruxelles. Both were never educated in Film but made their first short together after saving money. In 2009 they directed their first feature AMER, which won numerous prizes including the Diploma Película Discovery in the New Visions section at Sitges. Shortly after they participated in the ABCs OF DEATH (2012) anthology. Their second feature THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS (2013) won also several prizes. LET THE CORPSES TAN (2017) is their third full-length feature film. It premiered in Locarno and went on to have much critical acclaim. Their filmography is inspired by the classic Giallo film, which is a genre of Italian thriller and horror.

    Selected Filmography

    Bruno Forzani

    Bruno Forzani

    France

    We had two different backgrounds and giallo was the cinema which permitted us to do movies together because it unifies two kinds of cinema: entertainment and experimental.

    Laissez bronzer les cadavres is like L’étrange couleur: no psychology, all action. In that sense, it is important that the novel was written in 1970. There are always waves of progress and regression in what people find acceptable, so maybe audiences or producers simply are no longer accustomed to this approach.

    Bruno FORZANI (1976, France) met his wife Hélène Cattet in 1997 in Bruxelles. Both never studied film but made their first short together after saving money. In 2009 they directed their first feature AMER, which won numerous prizes including the Diploma Película Discovery in the New Visions section at Sitges. Shortly after they participated in the ABCs OF DEATH (2012) anthology. Their second feature THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS (2013) won also several prizes. LET THE CORPSES TAN (2017) is their third full-length feature film. It premiered in Locarno and went on to have much critical acclaim. Their filmography is inspired by the classic Giallo film, which is a genre of Italian thriller and horror.

    Selected Filmography