La casa dalle finestre che ridono


Italia, 1976, colore, 35 mm, 110′
di Pupi Avati
Sceneggiatura Antonio Avati, Gianni Cavina, Maurizio Costanzo, Pupi Avati – Fotografia Pasquale Rachini – Montaggio Giuseppe Baghdichian – Musiche Amedeo Tommasi – Interpreti Lino Capolicchio, Francesca Marciano, Gianni Cavina, Bob Tonelli

The story centres around a fresco that depicts the martyring of Saint Sebastiano. Stefano has been charged with the restoration of the fresco, which is now largely covered in mould in a small village church. He quickly learns that someone wants the restoration done when old stories and legends, some quite terrible, come to life while he is working. We learn that the fresco’s painter had two mad old sisters who harboured some strange love for their brother. After his death, the sisters continued in their weird ways, conducting macabre rituals as to try and revive the corpse of their deceased brother.