Suspiria / Italy-Germany 1977 / 98 min
Friday, 17 March, 23:00
Dir: Dario Argento, Scr: Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi, DoP: Luciano Tovoli, Music: Dario Argento, Cast: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Prod: Seda Spettacoli, Format: DVD
This tale of witchcraft at a German dance academy is one of the most beautiful, dream-like horror films ever conceived. Based on essays in Thomas DeQuincey’s Suspiria de Profundiis, Argento’s film deals with one of "The Three Mothers" - ancient and powerful witches who live in various dwelling-places around the world in order to spread evil. Mater Suspiriorum (The Mother of Sighs) lives in Freiburg and is the focus of Suspiria. Its sequel, Inferno (1980), concerns Mater Tenebrarum (The Mother of Shadows), who lives in New York, and features a brief appearance by Mater Lachrymarum (The Mother of Tears) from Rome.
In German and English, with Estonian subtitles.