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Naples in Veils (Napoli Velata) - Rounding up the Usual Suspects
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Naples in Veils (Napoli Velata)
SIFF's capsule summary: "The entrancing art, music, and architecture of the city of Naples form a sumptuous backdrop for this mystery-shrouded thriller of magic and superstition following a coroner who, after a whirlwind romance with a younger man, next sees him on her autopsy table." (Italy, 2017, 112 minutes)
SIFF link: Naples in Veils

I don't have time for a proper review right now, but I'll offer my initial comments.

8 Very Good It was visually amazing all the way through. It had a fantastic long opening shot, reminiscent of Vertigo, which set up a lot of the subsequent plot, but not in a way that was obvious until near the end. The music was great, starting with the score during the front credits.

Overall, I rate the film very good.

Languages: Italian, with English subtitles.

Rating: I don't think this film has a US rating (yet), but I'd guess it would rate an "R", because of a rather long scene that included a few brief moments of nudity. There were also some people in the medical examiner's office who were shown nude, and probably some strong language that I've already forgotten.

Screening: 10 am, Pacific Place (room 4).
Audience: a typical SIFF press screening crowd, around 100, about 285 seats (estimated capacity).

Snacks: none.

Ads and announcements: no ads at press screenings; SIFF volunteer "J" provided announcements.

Notes to myself:

SIFF statistics: 71 films (44 features, 27 shorts), 47 time slots, 5 parties. ("J": only three parties, and 20 shorts, and two fewer films because she stayed home today.)

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