Book presentation: “On Suspiria and Beyond”
At the Biblioteca Nazionale di Roma, our colleague Dr. Valentina Valente will be presenting her book “On Suspiria and Beyond“. It is a book-interview with cinematographer Luciano Tovoli AIC ASC, who has collaborated with directors such as Vittorio De Seta, Michelangelo Antonioni, Dario Argento, Maurice Pialat, Valerio Zurlini, Francis Veber, Andrej Tarkovskij, Ettore Scola, Julie Taymor, Barbet Schroeder and many others. Tovoli is also the creator of the European Federation of Cinematographers Imago. The volume retraces all the stages of making Suspiria, from test shots to printing. It describes in detail the making of various sequences, relations with the director, explores the cultural premises of this immortal work and the historical context of the struggle for innovation in the cinematography of the Seventies. Above all, it reveals Luciano Tovoli’s passion and tireless search for an expressive use of color in films, providing us with a first-hand experience of an incredible adventure in aesthetics.