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Symptoms (1974 - extract) | BFI DVD

by: BFI     Published on: 29 March 2016

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Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI.The official British Palme d'Or entry at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, Symptoms is a sophisticated modern gothic horror film exploring the themes of sexual repression and psychosis. Available on BFI DVD, Blu-Ray from 25 April 2016.Pre-order here: http://shop.bfi.org.uk/new-releases/new-dvds/symptoms-flipside-032.html#.VvqLe2QrJcwWatch more on the BFI Player: http://player.bfi.org.uk/Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BFILike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritishFilmInstituteFollow us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+britishfilminstitute/Larraz's dark and stylish film tells of a young woman (Lorna Heilbron) who is invited by her girlfriend (Angela Pleasence) to stay at her remote English country mansion. Events take a disturbing turn when a menacing groundkeeper (Peter Vaughan) interrupts their time together, and a woman's body is found in the mansion's lake.Other than a limited theatrical release and a late-night screening on British television in the early 80s, Larraz's film has slipped into obscurity, and the original negative was long thought lost, assuring it a place in the BFI's 'Most Wanted' list. Following the rediscovery of the original negatives in 2014, the dark delights of Symptoms can finally be experienced again in this new restoration, undertaken by the Belgian Cinematek.