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).

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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