Please join us for a free film screening of a custom composite print of Bitto Albertini's Nudo e Crudele (aka Naked and Cruel) (1984) on Tuesday, August the 18th, 2015, in London.
The mondo film, a genre-defying sensual assault on notions of cinematic acceptability, combining stylistic shock cuts with a sensationalist rejection of taboo, is all too often maligned and censored, suppressed and excluded from public consciousness. Coyly concocting a blended paradox of uncensored, unflinching film-making and the utmost fakery, the mondo exposes the hypocritical corruption of traditional documentary and ethnographic modes of truth production by paradoxically being both far more and far less honest than those stifling styles of cinema the world has deemed to be more palatable, pushing the resultant illusory binary of non/fiction through a self-referential reductio ad absurdum parody of form. Naked and Cruel: Pathological Operations Upon the Mondo Corpus will thrust the messy mondo cycle back into the mind’s eye, reveling in the ribald lechery and fetid gore on display for a sleaze-drenched afternoon descent into the bowels of shockumentary cinema.
For the first time on the big screen, The Mondo Research Laboratories will present a custom composite print of Bitto Albertini's mondo extravaganza Nudo e crudele (aka Naked and Cruel) (1984) with scenes formerly censored from the English version now added back in, presenting scenes composing a cosmopolitan smorgasbord of worldly delights pivoting around the twin frenzies of feeding and fucking.
The event is free and open to anyone who can stomach it.
What? A free film screening and talk of a custom composite print of Bitto Albertini's mondo extravaganza Nudo e crudele (aka Naked and Cruel) (1984).
When? 17:00-20:00, Tuesday, 18 August 2015.
Room LG02 in the Stuart Hall/New Academic Building
London SE14 6NW
(We'll be in Building 2 on the map, downstairs)
Questions? contact firstname.lastname@example.org