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Sub-Cinema Giallo Month Kicks Off @ Dada – Tonight!!

Published April 3, 2012 by subcultureshanghai


This is the month we’ve been waiting for for quite some time now. Throughout the month of April Sub-Cinema presents a season of Italian murder mystery classics – GIALLO SEASON!!

 Giallo (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒallo], plural gialli) is an Italian 20th century genre of literature and film, which in Italian indicates crime fiction and mystery. In the English language it refers to a genre similar to the French fantastique genre and includes elements of horror fiction and eroticism. The word giallo is Italian for “yellow” and stems from the origin of the genre as a series of cheap paperback mystery novels with trademark yellow covers.


Tuesday 3rd April – Tenebre (1982)

Dir. Dario Argento

With Argento’s trademark visual style, linked with one of his more coherent plots, Tenebrae follows a writer who arrives to Rome only to find somebody is using his novels as the inspiration (and, occasionally, the means) of committing murder. As the death toll mounts the police are ever baffled, and the writer becomes more closely linked to the case than is comfortable. 

Arguably one of Dario Argento’s best, Tenebre is almost the perfect example of Giallo cinema. Slick filming, fantastic story and an amazing soundtrack by the one and only Goblin (the main theme has been heavily sampled by Daft Punk among others), its the perfect way to kick off our Giallo season!


Sub-Cinema @ Dada, every Tuesday night – Doors @ 8pm, Screening @ 9pm – Free Entry, Free Popcorn + Free movie poster for the first 10 people

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