Sunday, 7 June 2015

Venue: Cinema Trevi, vicolo del Puttarello 25, 00187 Roma


17.00–00.00          Screening

The Suspicious Death of a Minor (Morte sospetta di una minorenne, directed by Sergio Martino, IT 1975), 35 mm, Italian


19.00–00.00          Screening

Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave, directed by Sergio Martino, IT 1972), 35 mm, Italian


20.45–00.00          Panel discussion and screening

Hosted by Andreas Ehrenreich and Emiliano Morreale with Ernesto Gastaldi, George Hilton and Sergio Martino translated by Marlene Peinhopf

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh, directed by Sergio Martino, IT/ES 1971), 35 mm, German with English and Italian subtitles



Monday, 8 June 2015

Venue: Istituto Storico Austriaco, viale Bruno Buozzi 111–113, 00197 Roma


10.00–12.00          Welcome and Panel 1 (Chair: Marcus Stiglegger)                                        

Massimiliano Gaudiosi: Postcards and labyrinths: urban space in the giallo

Louis Bayman: Why bad things happen to bad people: investigating evil in the giallo

Florian Mundhenke: La polizia ha le mani legate: genre hybridity of gialli and poliziotteschi


12.15–14.00          Panel 2 (Chair: Mikel J. Koven)

Ivo Ritzer: Beyond Kilimanjaro: the cosmopolitan cinema of Sergio Martino

Xavier Mendik: “Family ties are the ties that bind”: rural Italian horror from the mezzogiorno giallo to Girl Hunt. With a statement by Federica Martino

Janet Robinson: Pedagogical concerns of popular genre film cycles


15.00–16.45          Panel 3 (Chair: Ivo Ritzer)

Adrian Smith: Blood baths and bloody brides: distributing the giallo in 1960s and 1970s Britain

Russ Hunter: “Very mediocre …but very successful”: the Italian critical reception of Dario Argento’s gialli

Oliver Carter: Preserving all’italiana: fan preservation of giallo cinema


17.00–18.00          Panel 4 (Chair: Xavier Mendik)

Mauro Giori: The strange vice of the Italian giallo: the exploitation of homosexuality from I tre volti della paura to Tenebre

John Mercer: Gay trash cinema: hell bent giallo and bad taste


18.15–00.00          Keynote (Chair: Louis Bayman)

Richard Dyer: Anything, and more, for the family: the set piece in the giallo



Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Venue: Istituto Storico Austriaco, Viale Bruno Buozzi 111–113, 00197 Roma


10.15–12.00          Panel 5 (Chair: Peter Scheinpflug)

Leon Hunt: (Nearly) naked… you die: Bava, bunker, and the 1960s giallo as cinefumetto nero

Paolo Noto: The critical reception of the giallo in the Italian journals of the 1970s

Stefano Baschiera: Giallo on demand


12.15–14.00          Panel 6 (Chair: Christine Lötscher)

Giovanni Memola: Modern troubles: giallo women and the influence of family changes in post-war Italy

Sarah Reininghaus: “The worst part of you is the best thing you have and will always be mine”: women, sexuality and gender roles in Sergio Martino’s The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

Mikel J. Koven: Signora Wardh and the hysterical giallo


15.00–16.45          Panel 7 (Chair: Leon Hunt)

Marcus Stiglegger: Lethal rituals of seduction: the giallo cycle in the light of the seduction-theory of film

Christine Lötscher: Beyond hermeneutics: effects of presence in the giallo

Peter Scheinpflug: In the Folds of the Flesh: psychoanalysis as royal road to a deconstruction of the giallo


17.00–00.00         Presentation of the Granfaro project and panel discussion

Presentation by Graziano Riccio and Rosario Romeo

Panel discussion with Antonio Bido, Ruggero Deodato, George Hilton, Sergio Martino and Nora Orlandi translated by Marlene Peinhopf