Ana is confronted with body and desire at three key moments of her life. As a young girl, she brings her dead grandpa back to life. In her puberty, she discovers the power of decay and sexuality. Finally, she wrestles with loss and loneliness when she returns to her parental home, now derelict.
An astonishing feat of editing and sound design that filters half a century of Italian genre cinema through a hallucinatory prism, this rhapsodic debut from Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani is no mere pastiche. Conjuring an expressionistic giallo wonderland of sex and death, Amer is pure cinema.
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