Film: Lucio Fulci’s DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING

Thursday, October 04, 2018

ICFS presents ​CINEMA OTHER:
Films from the American Genre Film Archive

Lucio Fulci’s  DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING
Sandwiched between several of his other acknowledged classics (most notably, Lizard With a Woman’s Skin, Zombie and The Beyond), DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING was director Fulci’s own favorite of his 55 feature films.

When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by a series of murders of young boys, the superstitious locals are quick to apportion blame: a prime suspect being the local “witch,” La Maciara (Florinda Bolkan). With bodies piling up, and a community gripped by both panic and a thirst for vengeance, two outsiders – journalist Andrea (Tomas Milian) and pampered city girl Patrizia (Barbara Bouchet) – team up to crack the case.

Deemed shocking at the time for its violence, depiction of the Catholic Church, and themes of child murder, DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING is  one of the most unsettling Italian thrillers ever produced… widely regarded as rivaling the very best work by Dario Argento. Grammy Award-winning composer Riz Ortolani provides the film with its incongruously beautiful orchestral score.  English language version. Not rated. 105 minutes.

As with other ICFS events, expect prizes, surprises, comfy couches and absolutely wicked drink specials!

Thursday, October 4 at 7pm

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