Joe Sarno was nicknamed The Bergman of 42nd St. for his often haunting character dramas. Here he explores vaguely supernatural mysticism in a story of a young woman’s initiation into a strange cult that uses roses as an aphrodisiac but whose real purpose is much more sinister. Filled with stark, high contrast black and white photography, Roses is one of Sarno’s best films.
World premiere of 2K restoration courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome
Introduction by Joe Sarno biographer Michael Bowen