25th November 2012
Colorama II, Lancaster Street London SE1
Doors open 7PM
Film at 7.30PM
DEATH LAID AN EGG [La morte ha fatto l’uovo]
Directed by Giulio Questi – Italy, 1968
This is a deliriously strange thriller about a scientist (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who is breeding headless, boneless chickens at a high-tech farm. He’s having an affair with Ewa Aulin, who is plotting with him to kill his wife (Gina Lollobrigida)…and she’s plotting with Aulin to kill him…and he and Lollobrigida are plotting…oh, it’s too confusing, but extremely memorable.
The bizarre, only semi-linear editing and trippy cinematographic techniques are artifacts of the psychedelic era and combine with the twisted story to make any Euro-cultist’s dreams come true. A film that defies easy categorization, it veers uneasily between giallo, drug film, and science-fiction, with heavy doses of romance and Antonioni-like weirdness.
More info about this screening: http://unemployedcinema.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/next-screening-death-laid-egg.html