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Classic Italian horror back on the big screen

2017/08/14

On August 2, a restored version of Dario Argento’s cult film Suspiria had its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. Fixafilm was responsible for its digital restoration.

Suspiria exposes its audience to a new experience, where emotions triumph over logic. The film’s expressive photography, supersaturated colours, violence, and exceptional soundtrack all shock the viewer and drill into their subconscious.

Suspiria tells the tale of Suzy Bannion, a young American who arrives in Vienna to attend the city’s most famous ballet school. Directly after her arrival, she finds that strange, appalling things are happening there. Young girls are dying one by one in terrifying circumstances, while the dance instructor, staff and headmistress seem unaware of the danger. Immersed in a surreal, nightmarish world of magic, fear and blood, Suzy tries to discover what secrets the place holds.

 
 

Jerry – a bit of magic in everyday life

2017/08/03

Roman Przylipiak’s Jerry is a surreal story balancing midway between drama and comedy. Exhausted and condemned, the eponymous hero is at the end of his tether. Many claim that he has not only lost his gift of healing, but that he has gained the opposite power and become dangerous. Something has to happen before his patients (and Jerry himself) believe in his powers again.

The film also involved Oscar-winner Paweł Pawlikowski, as well as cinematographer Ita Zbroniec-Zajt, who won a Guldbagge (at the so-called Swedish Oscars) in 2016 for her photography on the film The Yard, and was nominated the same year for the film My Aunt in Sarajevo.

Jerry premiered at the 36th Debut Film Festival in Koszalin. The film was made as part of Munk Studio’s “Thirty Minutes” programme, which gives young filmmakers the chance to make a professional debut feature.

Fixafilm used ACES (Academy Colour Encoding System) to provide colour correction for the film.