The Perfume of the Lady in Black

The Perfume of the Lady in Black

A FILM BY: Francesco Barilli
WRITTEN BY: Francesco Barilli, Massimo D'Avak
STARRING: Mimsy Farmer, Maurizio Bonuglia, Mario Scaccia

A Part of Cinematic Void and Music Box of Horrors Present: January Giallo 2022 

Director Francesco Barilli's hallucinatory giallo horror-thriller stars Mimsy Farmer (FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET) who portrays Sylvia, a chemist who begins to suffer from strange visions; a mysterious woman in black applying perfume in a mirror appears to her and strangers follow her everywhere she goes. Barilli's psychological investigation into the workings of the mind becomes apparent when it is revealed that as a child, Sylvia committed a horrible crime. The slow progression from successful scientist to a woman on the verge of insanity shows an in-depth look at the intricacies of the haunted mind. This is a remarkable film, weaving reality, fantasy and memory into an almost seamless fabric. - Text Courtesy of Raro Video

In Italian with English subtitles


Technical Information

Production Year: 1974
Country of Origin: Italy
Language: Italian
Run Time: 103 mins
Format: 35mm