Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani • France • 2017
Thugs who have stolen 250kg of gold arrive at a commune.
Luce is a conceptual artist who lives and paints in a remote village overlooking the sun-drenched Mediterranean. Alongside her motley crew of family and admirers, she also has guests are arriving this week, strangers meant to bring her inspiration—unbeknownst to her, they are violent criminals who have just stolen over 250kg of gold. Luce's commune seems like the perfect hideout, until two police officers arrive on motorcycle to investigate.
Based on a classic pulp novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette and featuring a score of vintage Ennio Morricone, Let the Corpses Tan is sensual, exhilarating cinematic fever dream. The third feature from cult filmmaking duo Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears) premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, and IndieLisboa.