The eyes have it in Dario Argento’s return to horror.
Dark Glasses–the Italian horror master’s first directorial effort in a decade–is having its world premiere this week at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival, and the first full trailer is now available, courtesy of Deadline. Check out the blood-splattered clip on this page.
The Italian-language film–which stars Ilenia Pastorelli, Andrea Zhang and the director’s daughter Asia–follows a prostitute who is “blinded by a serial killer in a botched attack,” and who takes in a young Chinese boy “whose life has also been abruptly altered forever by the maniac’s actions,” according to the official synopsis. The boy will “become her ally in a struggle to get the killer once and for all.”
Dark Glasses–slated for a theatrical release Feb. 24–is produced by Conchita Airoldi and Laurentina Guidotti from Urania Pictures in Rome and by Getaway Films in Paris.
Argento–something of a genre legend for such films as Suspiria and Phenomena–said this film is about a woman who is “an adult and blind” and a boy who is “too young to get by on his own. In addition, there are two different cultures–she is Italian, the child is Chinese.”
The movie, he added, “represents my desire to explore two worlds, and it will let us enter the neighborhoods and customs of the Chinese community in Rome–where they created a real Chinatown.”
Know reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Dark Glasses.