LET THE CORPSES TAN (LAISSEZ BRONZER LES CADAVRES)
Filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani trade in the crushed velvet and bloody shadows of their previous films (AMER, THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS) for a sun-soaked adventure fueled by machine-gunfire and creaking leather. A small group of robbers pull off a daring roadside heist, then flee to a hillside villa, pulling its unwitting inhabitants into a hellish and kaleidoscopic shootout. This ambitious risk of a film pays off in spades, proving that the duo’s filmmaking prowess has never been contained to one single aesthetic but instead evolves as the worlds they create expand. A brutal but striking experience not to be missed, LET THE CORPSES TAN will keep you up all night. – Lane Kneedler
Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani met in Brussels in 2000 and began making short films together. Their feature debut was the award-winning AMER (2009). They contributed the short O IS FOR ORGASM to THE ABCS OF DEATH, which played AFI FEST 2012. THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS played AFI FEST 2014.