Wednesday, 29 January 2014

2013: BEST DEATH - O IS FOR ORGASM (THE ABCS OF DEATH)


Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani have been all over this blog in the past year, and rightfully so. My introduction to their work came in the anthology horror The ABCs of Death, and their marvellous short segment 'O is for Orgasm'. This being a film comprised of 26 short films about death, the likelihood of it winning my prize for the best death sequence of 2013 was fairly high, and the likelihood, should it succeed, of Cattet and Forzani's contribution meriting top mention was even higher. Orgasmic to behold, their mastery of sight, sound and sexuality produced the year's most unforgettable depiction of death. The film's 'T is for Toilet' segment came close, as did the dog's death in Norte, the End of History.