is proud to announce that the Total Film Icon at
is Italian horror legend Dario Argento.
The fevered brain behind such genre-defining classics as
The Bird With The Crystal Plumage
, Argento will be joining
on stage at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square on the afternoon of Friday 24 August.
The Q&A, hosted by
’s Deputy Editor Jamie Graham, will talk through Argento’s remarkable 46-year career, from co-scripting Sergio Leone’s
Once Upon A Time In The West
to his newly minted
starring Rutger Hauer.
Audience members will be offered a chance to ask Dario questions, and the Q&A will also be accompanied by a screening of an Argento classic on the giant, state-of-the-art screen at the Empire.
Graham says: “This is
’s fourth year in partnership with
, and bringing Argento to the UK is our proudest moment - a real honour. Nobody in the history of horror has offered images so undiluted, so nightmarish. A technical genius and a true auteur, Argento’s set-pieces take the art of screen violence to nosebleed levels.”
To book your ticket for this rare audience with the maestro of mayhem, head to the
from Saturday 30 June.
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