This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re featuring a special programmers preview of Beware of Dario Argento, our 20-film retrospective now taking place through June 29. Join FLC Programmers Maddie Whittle and Tyler Wilson in an overview of the Master of Giallo’s oeuvre.
Get tickets to the retrospective, featuring 17 world premieres of new restorations, the North American Premiere of Dark Glasses, 3D and 35mm screenings, and in-person appearances from Argento himself.
After the preview, listen to a Q&A from the 59th New York Film Festival with director Apichatpong Weerasethakul and actress Tilda Swinton on their Main Slate selection Memoria, moderated by NYFF Artistic Director Dennis Lim.
Collective and personal ghosts hover over every frame of Memoria, somehow the grandest yet most becalmed of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s works. Inspired by the Thai director’s own memories and those of people he encountered while traveling across Colombia, the film follows Jessica (a wholly immersed Tilda Swinton), an expat botanist visiting her hospitalized sister in Bogotá; while there, she becomes ever more disturbed by an abyssal sound that haunts her sleepless nights and bleary-eyed days, compelling her to seek help in identifying its origins. Thus begins a personal journey that’s also historical excavation, in a film of profound serenity that, like Jessica’s sound, lodges itself in the viewer’s brain as it traverses city and country, climaxing in an extraordinary extended encounter with a rural farmer that exists on a precipice between life and death.