BrinkVision brings Argentinian Neo-Giallo “SONNO PROFONDO” to VOD, DVD & VHSMovies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
The neo-giallo scene is something to behold. From films like AMER and YELLOW, to musical artists like Antoni Maiovvi, Vercetti Technicolor and Carpenter Brut, contemporary filmmakers and musicians are taking influence and obsession with the heavy style of the beloved Italian horror subgenre and producing experimental, thrilling and often visually and aurally enticing art. One such film, hailing from Argentina and a host of festivals across the Americas is Luciano Onetti’s SONNO PROFONDO. Excitingly, it’s hitting home video in the U.S. and Canada from BrinkVision soon.
I first saw SONNO PROFONDO at last November’s Morbido Fest in Patzcuaro, Mexico. Lo-fi, ambitious and hypnotic, the film is certainly meant for those with giallo-inclined taste and previous experience, and I hope to see it find a nice, little devoted audience here and abroad.
There’s no confirmed date just yet, but BrinkVision has announced plans for VOD, as well as Limited Edition DVD and VHS. The film’s look will most certainly complement the latter. The film opens with a killing. “After murdering the woman, a killer that is traumatized from his childhood memories, gets a mysterious envelope slipped under his door. The hunter becomes the prey when he finds out that the envelope contains photos that show him killing the young woman.” SONNO PROFONDO unfolds largely from the killer’s POV (though it’s not found footage), giving a sort of constricting tunnel vision feel. This is heavy, specific style and it wants you to strap in.