The Bird With the Crystal Plumage

MA 15+
20 September
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$15/$13

In Argento's directorial debut, a writer is stalked by a serial killer after he witnesses an attempt on a woman's life. The film effortlessly combines a deadly thriller plot with the stylised violence that Argento would become known for.

Lensed by Apocalypse Now cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, The Bird With The Crystal Plumage has an irresistibly stylish look that really enhances Argento’s astute ability for depicting scenes of violence and suspense. Unconventional editing techniques result in some rather unnerving and disorientating moments, which add to the perverse proceedings. -  James Gracey, Eye for Film UK.


See more films in our program: Dario Argento: Horror Maestro.