Cattet and Forzani’s new movie Let the Corpses Tan reunites the leads of Philippe Grandrieux’s film, Marc Barbé and Elina Löwensohn, who were first paired in this thematically and formally dissonant thriller, as—respectively—a serial killer and a hitchhiker he picks up. This was Grandrieux’s first fiction feature, following documentary and video works; the startling opening sequences introduced viewers to his radical aesthetic.
In French with English subtitles
Enter the world of Sombre blindfolded, as I did, and embrace the kindred connection depicted within the depths of depravity. Grandrieux’s scrupulous control of his bold sound design and chiaroscuro images, which conceal the most primal human impulses, will keep you cautiously gazing into the unknown, never certain of what will arise to the surface next. –JP, marketing assistant