A mosca cieca
a film by Romano Scavolini
Debut feature film of one of the most difficult to classify Italian directors, Romano Scavolini (born in Fiume in 1940), creator of, among other things, Nightmare (1981), which inspired Wes Craven’s famous horror saga some years later. There’s something paradoxical about the fortunes of this unidentified object of Italian cinema, which the Censorship Commission rejected three times for “pornography” and forcing it to an underground life for fifty years until the 16mm negative of the first version was recently unearthed (and digitally restored); this version was the director’s cut before the editing and additions requested by Moravia (who as a member of the Commission suggested adding certain dialogue to ‘explain’ Carlo Cecchi’s inexplicable act of killing, the foundation of the film stated very openly by its title – ‘blind man’s bluff’ in English).
Italy · 1966 · 16mm · Color, Black and White · 79'