Lamberto Bava in conversation

with Stephen Thrower

Central to the formation and continuation of the cinematic giallo, Mario Bava is one of Italian cinema’s true greats. Lamberto Bava, his son and filmmaker in his own right joins us to discuss not only his own career but his massive contribution to the giallo, as assistant director and writer, and in particular his work on his father’s films, culminating with the truly striking Shock. Critic and author Stephen Thrower will lead what’s certain to be a riveting and entertaining conversation with a vital horror filmmaker.

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