Saturday, June 17, 2017


Jinga Films and Matchbox Films are pleased to announce the UK release of Nicolas Onetti's giallo homage FRANCESCA which will be released on Bluray, DVD and VOD from July 3rd 2017.

A psychopath stalks the city cleaning it of "impure and damned souls". Moretti and Succo are the detectives tasked with resolving these "Dantesque" crimes. The secret is eventually revealed by Francesca, a little girl who was abducted 15 years ago, but has now reappeared.

Like Barberian Sound Studio, Amer and The Strange Colour Of Your Bodies Tears, FRANCESCA is an authentic and stylish celebration of the Italian giallo crime thrillers of the 60's and 70's made popular by Mario Bava and Dario Argento. 

FRANCESCA - Trailer from Jinga Films on

FRANCESCA received its World premiere at Cannes where it screened in Blood Windows and has since become a genre festival favourite with screenings at FrightFest, Sitges, Fantasporto, Fantaspoa and Morbido.

“The spirit of Giallo is very much alive and kicking in Luciano Onetti’s loving homage to 
the classic Italian sub genre” 
– Ben Robins, The National Student    

"Impressive, creative, nostalgic. Onetti’s recreation of Giallo resurrects 1970’s Italian Horror” 
– Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News 

“Absolute giallo...a truly spectacular blend 
of sleazy saturation, pop art excess and dark desires” 
- Matthew Hammond, Movie Ramblings 

“Surreal, seductive and violent, a stunning 
recreation of 70’s giallo” 
– Steve Wright, Britflicks. 

“A masterclass for nostalgia-seeking Giallo fans. 
You can’t help but wish this was the kind of film 
Argento was still making”
 – Becky Roberts, Horror Talk.

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