After returning home from a business trip, Dan discovers that his wife has gone missing. Desperate to find her, Dan begins to suffer hallucinations spiraling towards madness. Helene Cattet & Bruno Forzani's Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears is a film that defies typical description. The aesthetic of the film is pinpoint accurate in capturing the look and feel of the Italian Giallo films in both film stock and color palette. I can definitely understand why this is considered an homage to the Giallo genre but it certainly ups the crazy considerably. Using a fragmented narrative, much of The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears is a visual nightmare as we voyage into madness with sex, violence, panic, and confusion being major themes. This is a heavily experimental piece of filmmaking that is disorienting but close to perfect aesthetically. The editing, cinematography, and sound design of this film is awe-inspiring, with an abundance of inventive ways to capture this fragmented descent into madness. Hypnotic and confusing would probable be the first two words that come to mind when trying to explain this film, but towards the end I believe the film does come together to a degree. For me, this is a film about Gynophobia, with Dan's masculinity fearful of the female form which haunts him throughout the film. This is absolutely not a film for everyone as many people will have trouble dealing with a film that's so oblique but there is no denying that this is cinema at its most raw and intoxicating.
Love of all things cinema brought me here.