Blood drenched horror meets scathing socio-political critique in this lurid and unsettling giallo from one of the undisputed masters of the genre, Lucio Fulci. In Don’t Torture a Duckling a series of gruesome murders of young boys take place in a rural Italian village, and suspicion immediately falls on anyone considered an outsider. Rumour has it that Fulci was blacklisted for a short period following the release of the movie, as a result of his depiction of a deeply insular and superstitious rural Italy and his vitriolic criticism of the Catholic Church.

Part of the retrospective States of Danger and Deceit: European Thrillers in the 1970s (presented by HOME / supported by the BFI). The full list of titles in the retrospective at LIFF 2017 is as follows: The Day of the JackalThe DeputyDon't Torture a DucklingThe FlightInvestigation of a Citizen Above SuspicionThe Lost Honour of Katharina BlumThe Man on the RoofThe Mattei AffairSeven Days in JanuaryState of SiegeZ.

Ticket offers: the LIFF 2017 Pass is incredible value or see 6 films for the price of 5 (available by phone or in person only) - details here.

Please note tickets for film screenings before 5.30pm today (9th November) are available on the door from the venue all day and not online: our box office at Leeds Town Hall is open from 1.00pm, Hyde Park Picture House from noon, and Everyman Leeds and Vue at The Light from 12.30pm.

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