Wtf was this LOL
My first foray into the Italian-horror world of Dario Argento. I loved this movie.
I thought the set design was fantastic, sort of like a nightmare version of Wes Anderson's symmetry but without it feeling like a gimmick, not to mention the colors were extremely vibrant via technicolor.
Also the camera work was insane! So many long shots that twist and move, extremely hard camera movements that last forever...wild
A pretty eerie primal score created by some Italian rock band…
Anna Karina gives one of the best performances I've ever seen. She plays a young woman forced into the convent because she has no vocation and no suitors. It is hard to imagine what this lack of autonomy can feel like but a strong script, great compositions, and a remarkable performance from Karina pull the viewer back in time. I found myself thinking Karina's character, Suzanne, was the only sane person in her world but everyone was against her.