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Double Feature | Year 12 (2020)
A final trip to to the loose-trilogies of Lucio Fulci and Krzysztof Kieślowski. A showcase of how the past can shape the present. The House by the Cemetery delves into the theme of how the past can come back to haunt us, literally and figuratively, and how it is often difficult to escape its grasp. Three Colors: Red focuses on the idea of how the past can shape and define our relationships and how it is possible to connect with others despite our individual histories. Two films that deal with the theme of personal growth and the realization of one’s own limitations and flaws. Finding the ways in which the past can shape and influence present life.
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The House by the Cemetery
Released: August 14, 1981
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Director: Lucio Fulci
Writer: Lucio Fulci, Dardano Sacchetti, Giorgio Mariuzzo
Starring: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni
A young family moves from their cramped New York City apartment to a spacious new home in New England. But his is no ordinary house in the country: the previous owner was the deranged Dr. Freudstein, whose monstrous human experiments have left a legacy of bloody mayhem. Now, someone - or something - is alive in the basement, and home sweet home is about to become a horrific hell on earth.
Three Colors Red
Released: May 27, 1994
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Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Writer: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Starring: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Lorit
Part-time model Valentine meets a retired judge who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first the judge gifts Valentine with the dog, but her possessive boyfriend won't allow her to keep it. When she returns with the dog to the judge's house, she discovers him listening in on his neighbors' phone conversations. At first Valentine is outraged, but her debates with the judge over his behavior soon leads them to form a strange bond.