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Mother of Tears: an illicit glimpse


Source: Dark Discussion

Dark Discussion member Yellowfire was at the Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors convention in Secaucus, New Jersey on July 1st, where the same 20-minute preview of Dario Argento’s Mother of Tears that was screened at the Cannes Film Festival was being shown. He has made available a few hand-held photographs of the footage shown and even a couple of audio clips, and they won’t be left online for long, so get ‘em while they’re hot! While it’s too much to hope that the entire preview will ever be made available online, I would like to hope that the launch of the official Italian Argento web site in five days’ time will herald some high quality clips, or at the very least a non-camcorded copy of the trailer.

Mother of Tears

Returning to the shots themselves, it’s obviously difficult to get much of a flavour for the film’s look given that they are fairly small and blurry. I do, however, note with some degree of glee that some of the old Inferno look seems to have returned, judging by the blue tinting in the last few shots. Likewise, the music sounds excellent from the sample clips provided, very similar to that of the trailer.

In even better news, here’s what someone else who was in attendance had to say about the preview:

I had the chance to see about twenty minutes of this film last weekend. All I can say is that it’s vintage Argento. Highly atmospheric, bloody as hell, surreal, disturbing and gorgeously shot.


Frankly, eveything I saw of it was amazing. This is the Argento we haven’t seen in almost twenty years back at the top of his game, and MOTHER OF TEARS looks to be a fine capper to the Three Mothers trilogy.

Naturally, I’ll be waiting to see the final film before making any definite opinions, and I sincerely hope that I don’t have too long to wait, but, based on this feedback and these tantalising glimpses, I’m very, very excited.

Posted: Monday, July 02, 2007 at 3:21 PM
Categories: Cinema | Dario Argento

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