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Overlooked Hotels

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on February 2, 2012 by dcairns

Luigi Bazzoni is a name you don’t hear too often, and of course, in this week’s edition of The Forgotten, I’m going to imply that this is a shame. But I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s surprising. Some filmmakers are just too culty and weird to even attract cult followings. But I want to thank David Wingrove for his benshi translation of LE ORME, and Shameless Video for their restored DVD release of it with subtitles so it can now spread puzzlement beyond the ranks of the Italian-speaking.

This is a Forgotten Fever Dream Double Feature, in which Bazzoni’s early weirdie LA DONNA DEL LAGO is appreciated first, followed by its younger sister, LE ORME: a couple of surreal hotel movies that have to be seen to be disbelieved, or unseen to be believed, or something.

You can buy LE ORME here:

Footprints [DVD] [1974]