Dario Argento Panico

Wednesday, January 31 - Thursday, February 8, 2024

In the secluded ambiance of hotel rooms, Dario Argento, the master of horror, crafted his greatest cinematic creations, seeking solace from the outside world to delve into his nightmares. Now, he finds himself in a hotel room to return to the very setting that ignited his creative fervor to conclude his latest script and participate in an intimate interview, all while being followed by a film crew documenting his life for a movie about his illustrious career.

DARIO ARGENTO PANICO offers an immersive exploration into the life and legacy of this iconic Italian filmmaker. With exclusive interviews featuring Argento himself, the film takes viewers on an enlightening journey through his extraordinary life and artistic achievements. From his early days as a film critic to his break through with the giallo masterpiece THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, the documentary charts the evolution of Argento’s unique style and vision over the years.

Official Selection: Venice Film Festival

Screening as part of our latest retrospective Panic Attacks: The Films of Dario Argento

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  • Country UK
  • Running Time 98 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Shudder
  • Director Simone Scafidi
  • Cast Dario Argento, Fiore Argento, Gaspar Noe, Guillermo del Toro, Asia Argento
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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