The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears | Film review – This erotic Euro horror is a giddy, kaleidoscopic cinematic experience you won’t easily forget


The Strange Colour of Your Body

Following the disappearance of his wife Edwige (Ursula Bedena) in their Brussels apartment, businessman Dan Kristensen (Klaus Tange) tries to uncover her whereabouts. Stepping into a mysterious labyrinth hidden within his building, he encounters its strange inhabitants whose tales of sensuality and sadism play out before him…

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Prepare to have a sensory overload because this beautifully constructed erotic horror-thriller is one hell of a ride, evoking the cinema of Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Roman Polanksi, and the surreal work of Guy Maddin, the Quay Brothers and David Lynch. It’s the brainchild of Belgian husband and wife directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, and follows their 2009 giallo-inspired cult short Amer.

Boasting a soundtrack that plays like a greatest hits of 1970s Italian horror, featuring the likes of Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai; covetable Mid-Century modern décor; evocative photography; stunning Victor Horta-styled Art Nouveau apartment; and some truly masterful editing, the Belgian Bavas have brewed up a bewitching, bewildering slice of Euro psycho horror that’s pure cinematic alchemy.

So light up your Gitanes, put another groovy Euro track on the turntable and prepare yourself for a giddy, kaleidoscopic experience that you won’t easily forget. And if you get lost in the labyrinthine plot (which you will), you can always try picking out the iconic furniture pieces that decorate the sumptuous surrounds.

The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears is now playing in selected UK cinemas, and is available to stream at MetrodomeVOD