Next week sees cult cinema night Cigarette Burns returning to the Prince Charles in central London for a rare 35mm screening of Lucio Fulci’s Lizard In A Woman’s Skin.
Perhaps more well known for his moody gore laced excursions of the late 70s and 80s, Fulci was also a master of the Italian thriller genre, known as Giallo, directing two of it’s finest entries, Don’t Torture a Duckling and the renowned classic A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin.
Part fever-dream, part crime-mystery; Lizard… sees Brazilian actress Florinda Bolkan as upper- class London lady Carol Hammond, who must navigate her own psychedelic erotic nightmares after they begin to spill over into the real world. With her razor-sharp cheekbones, chinchilla overcoat, numerous chic outfits, and ability to still look stunning whilst escaping a claustrophobic looking orgy, Florinda’s look epitomises ’70s London.
With a mix of highly stylized nightmares crossing into stylish reality, Francis Bacon and an swinging London set to a classic Ennio Morricone soundtrack, Fulci nails the Italian whodunnit genre.
Cigarette Burns Cinema Presents Lizard In A Woman’s Skin on Wednesday 28th March from 8:30pm – 11:30pm at The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY. More information is available on the Facebook event and tickets can be purchased on the PCC’s website.