Special Gaspar Noé
The Work and Inspiration of Gaspar Noé

Cinéma Viscéral: Opera (1987)

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As legendary director Dario Argento commands the lead in Gaspar Noé’s latest film Vortex, we’re proud to screen two of his infamous ‘giallo’ films.  Argento refined his visual language while defining the giallo genre in the 1970’s, but some of the most rambunctious and operatic (pun intended) works of the Italian maestro were conceived in the decade after that. Opera is classic Argento but with the added cinematographic trickery (the gunshot through the lock should look familiar to the Tarantino fan) and preference for animal attacks that seem to complement his work in this period. English language (well, dubbed) without subtitles.


Dario Argento
Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini
mystery, thriller, horror
107 minuten


Betty, a young opperata, gets put in the lead role of Verdi’s Macbeth after the leading lady storms out of rehearsal and gets hit by a car, breaking her leg. However, she believes that the opera is bad luck for all involved and is quickly proven right when people start dying, violently.

To celebrate Noé’s latest film Vortex and his unique and darkly twisted oeuvre, KINO presents a selection of his own work and the films that inspired him. A divergent collage of cinematic outings that influenced his work: from the masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey (on 70mm!) and the anti-fascist shock cinema of Pasolini’s Salò to the ‘giallo’ chillers of Dario Argento. Join us in taking a deep dive into the visceral cinematic world that shaped the work of this singular director. Strap in, it’s going to be one hell of a ride. Trailer: Baris Azman

© Trailer: Baris Azman

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