(2009, Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, BD, 90m) A brilliant homage to the giallo films of Dario Argento and Mario Bava, Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s Amer swirls with visual bravado and psychosexual ambiance. This French language Belgium production follows young Ana down a dark path of obsessions, fantasies and fears with stylish flair. Amer is an instant cult classic.
You ask yourself, "giallo film?" You consult Wikipedia and it tells you:
Giallo (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒallo], plural gialli) is an Italian 20th century genre of literature and film, which in Italian indicates crime fiction and mystery. In the English language it refers to a genre similar to the French fantastique genre and includes elements of horror fiction and eroticism. The word giallo is Italian for "yellow" and stems from the origin of the genre as a series of cheap paperback novels with trademark yellow covers.To attend a screening of the movie, turn to page 54. To continue sitting around your apartment, clicking through unread Gawker articles on Google Reader, you might as well turn to page 54 too and act like you'll get around to reading it at some point.