Feast your eyes on the retro poster for The Editor, the latest from Astron-6’s Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy (Father’s Day). The incredible design comes courtesy of the great Graham Humphreys.
The tribute to/parody of giallo films will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It stars Paz de la Huerta (Nurse 3D), Laurence R. Harvey (The Human Centipede II), Tristan Risk (American Mary) and the one and only Udo Kier (Suspiria).
Rey Ciso was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist Giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.
“With all its deaths and defeats, noir rarely breaks your heart: fatalism and cynicism are defenses against heartbreak. But Ray’s romantic temperament was never hardened against disappointment. For a fleeting spell, we can believe that love will transform Dix and Laurel, and so it is crushing, if inevitable, when they return to the fixed orbits of their barren lives. When she recites his words (with one crucial change: ‘I lived a few weeks while you loved me’), Laurel translates them from movie poetry into what feels almost unbearably like real life.”