Dark Waters

Dark Waters | Mariano Baino | RU/IT/UK 1993 | 94 Min | DCP

It has been compared to the works of Bergman, Bava and Argento—and it remains one of the most spectacular and original horror films of the fin-de-millénaire. Mariano Baino’s groundbreaking debut feature stars Louise Salter (Interview with the Vampire) as a young Englishwoman drawn to an island in the Black Sea in an attempt to discover her mysterious connection to a remote convent—a crumbling edifice that has been constructed over a labyrinth of Lovecraftian horrors. There, she will unlock dark family secrets and uncover remnants of a suppressed pagan past that is quite literally leaking into the present, threatening to burst through with apocalyptic force at any moment.

In attendance of Mariano Baino

Mariano Baino
Baino, Mariano was born in Naples, Italy, in 1967. Starting to shoot films at an early age, he later moved to London, where he wrote and directed the short film Caruncula (1990). After a storied production in Ukraine that included shooting near Chernobyl, his 1993 feature film debut Dark Waters found acclaim with critics and fans alike. Continuing to develop atmospherically powerful films like his recent sci-fi short A Moving Read (2019), he has also made a name for himself as a screenwriter and script doctor.
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Language eOV
Cast Louise Salter, Venera Simmons, Mariya Kapnist
Writer Mariano Baino, Andy Bark
Editing Mariano Baino, Rick Littler
Cinematography Alex Howe